Top Nick Tepesch News

  • Nick Tepesch: Continuing career in indy ball

    Tepesch recently signed a contract with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

    A veteran of 47 career MLB appearances (44 starts), Tepesch will look to reignite his career in independent ball after struggling mightily during stops at the Triple-A and Double-A ranks in 2018. The 30-year-old last surfaced in the big leagues in 2017, when he covered 15.2 innings as a member of the Twins and Blue Jays.

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  • Nick Tepesch: Cut loose by Tigers

    Tepesch was released by the Tigers on Monday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit reports.

    Tepesch's stint with the Tigers lasted less than a month, with the right-hander accumulating a brutal 8.22 ERA across 7.2 innings with Double-A Erie before being cut loose. He's compiled a 6.59 ERA across 97 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season.

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  • Tigers' Nick Tepesch: Traded to Tigers

    Tepesch was traded from the Blue Jays to the Tigers on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Tepesch will report to Double-A Erie where he'll serve as organizational starting depth for Detroit. Seeing as the Tigers are thin on starting pitching, Tepesch could find himself in the big-league rotation down the stretch should a need arise. The 29-year-old owns a 4.71 ERA across parts of four major-league campaigns.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Inks minors deal with Toronto

    Tepesch signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays earlier this month, Jacob Rosenfarb of FanRagSports.com reports.

    The deal didn't include an invitation to the Blue Jays' major-league camp, despite the right-hander having covered 15.2 innings over four MLB outings with Minnesota and Toronto in 2017. Tepesch didn't find much success in either locale, but will return to the Blue Jays' organization and presumably attempt to revive his career in the high minors. He'll likely fill a rotation spot at Triple-A Buffalo or work as a long man out of the bullpen.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Sent outright to Triple-A

    Tepesch was sent outright to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

    The 28-year-old righty cleared waivers and will remain with the Jays to begin the offseason. Tepesch has appeared in 47 big-league games, 44 of which he started, but only logged four outings this season with Minnesota and Buffalo.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Designated for assignment

    Tepesch was designated for assignment on Saturday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

    The Blue Jays needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Luis Santos, whose contract was selected from Triple-A. Tepesch logged a 5.17 ERA in four big-league starts this year and has a 4.71 ERA in 238.2 MLB innings.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Optioned to Triple-A

    Tepesch was reinstated from paternity leave and sent down to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.

    Tepesch seemed to be the odd man out following Tom Koehler's call-up Thursday, and it was made official prior to this weekend's series against the Twins. Instead of occupying a spot in the bullpen, Tepesch will journey back to Buffalo for the time being, but he could return to the big-league club as early as next week when the rosters expand. During three starts with the Blue Jays, the right-hander has posted a 5.14 ERA and 1.71 WHIP while recording just seven strikeouts in 14 innings. Following Tepesch's demotion, it appears likely that Joe Biagini will come up from Triple-A Buffalo and start for Toronto on Sunday.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Could lose spot in rotation

    Tepesch (paternity) may be an odd man out regarding Toronto's rotation moving forward with Tom Koehler entering the fold for Thursday's game against the Rays, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.

    Tepesch struggled during his previous outing Saturday, giving up a pair of runs on five hits and three walks in just 3.2 innings against the Cubs. He hasn't provided much in his four starts this season, posting a 5.17 ERA and 1.98 WHIP while only striking out nine over 15.2 innings. There hasn't been any official word on whether the right-hander will be replaced in the coming days, but the with J.A. Happ set to take the mound Friday, Tepesch will either pick up a start this weekend or head to the bullpen.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Lands on paternity list

    Tepesch was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Tepesch will be away from the team for a maximum of three games while he awaits the birth of his child. Due to the Blue Jays' off day Monday, the team wouldn't have needed Tepesch until its games either Friday or Saturday against the Rays, so the right-hander's absence for a few days won't force manager John Gibbons to alter his rotation. The Blue Jays called up Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo to provide some extra depth out of the bullpen in the meantime.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Short outing Saturday

    Tepesch struck out three and didn't factor into the decision after giving up two runs on five hits and three walks over 3.2 innings Saturday against the Cubs.

    Tepesch struggled Saturday -- throwing just 67 pitches and registering his shortest outing as a Blue Jay -- after tossing a quality start and earning his first win of the season last week. He now owns an unimpressive 5.17 ERA and 9:9 K:BB through four big-league starts, and he may be in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation with Joe Biagini nearing a promotion. Even if he is given another start, which would likely come Friday against the Twins, he isn't a viable fantasy option.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Tosses quality start in win over Rays

    Tepesch (1-2) allowed one run on four hits and three walks across six innings while earning Monday's win over the Rays. He did not record a strikeout.

    Tepesch epitomized pitching to contact in this one, calling his defense into action on all 18 outs he recorded in this effective outing. His only real mistake came on a solo home run by Wilson Ramos in the second inning, a two-run shot by Josh Donaldson provided all the run support necessary for the victory. Tepesch had not fated well in either of his previous two appearances this season, but this performance should keep him in the rotation for the time being. He will next take the ball Saturday against the Cubs.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Will start for Jays on Wednesday

    Manager John Gibbons confirmed Tepesch will start Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

    Tepesch will make his Blue Jays debut after being acquired from the Twins in late July. The right-hander has 44 big-league games (41 starts) under his belt, and owns a 4.69 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 224.2 innings. In a corresponding move, Matt Dermody will be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Officially recalled from Triple-A

    Tepesch was recalled by the Blue Jays prior to his scheduled start Wednesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

    With Aaron Sanchez (finger) and Cesar Valdez (shoulder) sidelined, Tepesch will take over the vacant rotation spot for Wednesday's matchup with the Yankees. The right-hander lasted just 1.2 innings in a spot start for the Twins earlier this season, allowing seven runs (one earned) before being traded to the Blue Jays. Barring a phenomenal performance, Tepesch will likely cede his roster spot and head back to Triple-A Buffalo within the coming week.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Being considered for starting gig

    Tepesch is a candidate to fill one of Toronto's two vacancies in its starting rotation, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

    Following the trade of Francisco Liriano to Houston, and with Cesar Valdez failing to capitalize on his crack at the rotation, Tepesch is closing in on making his Blue Jays debut. The right-hander made 39 starts for Texas in 2013 and 2014, but has appeared in just two MLB contests since. He owns an unappealing big-league ERA of 4.69 with 137 strikeouts over 224.2 career innings, but the 28-year-old has done well at Triple-A in recent years. If he does get called up, Tepesch may be worth a look for owners in deep leagues that are desperate for pitching.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Tosses 46 pitches in return from MiLB DL

    Tepesch (elbow) made his return from the disabled list with Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, allowing one run on three hits while striking out three in two innings of relief for the Bisons.

    Tepesch threw 46 pitches (28 strikes) in the outing Tuesday, so it's safe to say that his elbow is feeling fine. Now that he's back and healthy, he'll act as an organizational depth piece for the remainder of the season in the Blue Jays' organization.

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  • Blue Jays' Nick Tepesch: Dealt to Toronto

    Tepesch (elbow) was traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations Sunday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The 28-year-old hurler has been out since late May with a right elbow impingement, but the Blue Jays were intrigued by him enough to trade for his services. He'll need a little more time on the 7-day disabled list prior to returning to the fray, but he'll likely act as organizational pitching depth after that.

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  • Twins' Nick Tepesch: Retuns to Twins on MiLB pact

    Tepesch (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday.

    Tepesch was released by Minnesota earlier in the month, but he'll head back to the team on a restructured contract. He's still on the disabled list with Triple-A Rochester, so he'll spend some more time on the shelf before attempting a comeback to the big leagues.

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  • Nick Tepesch: Released by Twins

    Nick Tepesch (elbow) was released by the Twins on Wednesday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

    Tepesch landed on the Triple-A disabled list in late May due to a right elbow impingement. He had only appeared in one game at the major-league level this season, giving up seven runs (one earned) off five hits and two walks in 1.2 innings against Boston. The right-hander could latch on as a fifth starter in the future, but will need to prove his worth at the minor league level first. His last start with Triple-A Indianapolis saw the 28-year-old allow nine earned runs in three innings of work.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Age: 33
School: Missouri
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R