Tepera allowed two hits and two walks over a scoreless seventh inning in Friday's 8-1 win over Detroit.
Tepera was reinstated from the injured list after missing time due to a laceration on his right index finger. He managed to dance around four baserunners with the help of a double-play ball. Manager Tony La Russa said Tepera will pitch again Sunday before the club makes a determination about his postseason status. Despite the lopsided nature of the contest, the White Sox deployed what looks like a playoff-ready bullpen. Tepera followed Garrett Crochet before giving way to Craig Kimbrel and Liam Hendriks.
Tepera (finger) was activated from the injured list Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Tepera has missed three weeks with a finger laceration, but he'll return in time to make a tune-up appearance or two prior to the playoffs. Mike Wright was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the roster.
Manager Tony La Russa is hopeful that Tepera (finger) will be able to rejoin the White Sox this weekend, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The White Sox were initially optimistic that Tepera could be back during the team's current series against the Reds, but the right-hander will have some additional time to recover. Since the White Sox have already clinched the division, they'll likely exercise caution with Tepera to preserve his health ahead of the postseason.
Tepera (finger) hopes to get back on the mound by the end of the week and throw a pair of side sessions before returning to the roster sometime during next week's series against the Reds, which begins Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Tepera has already missed the minimum 10 days while recovering from a cut finger, but it looks as though he's still roughly a week from returning. He's been throwing since Sunday but still has a few more steps in his progression before he's ready for game action.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Monday that Tepera (finger) threw for a second straight day, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Tepera is apparently still feeling the laceration on his finger when he throws, but the White Sox aren't expected to shut him down as a result. Assuming Tepera's finger gradually improves, he should get back on a mound in the near future, which would leave the door open for the reliever to make a return before the end of the regular season.
Tepera (finger) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 33-year-old will be out until at least Sept. 21 as the move was made retroactive to Sept. 11. Jace Fry was called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday to take Tepera's place in the bullpen for the time being.
Tepera struck out two in a perfect 11th inning Friday to record his second save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Rays.
Craig Kimbrel worked the eighth inning and Liam Hendriks the 10th, leaving closing duties to Tepera after the White Sox re-took the lead in the top of the 11th. The right-hander likely won't see many more save chances down the stretch, but he's been effective following a trade from the Cubs, posting a 2.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB in 8.2 innings since coming to the South Side.
Tepera was traded from the Cubs to the White Sox in exchange for left-hander Bailey Horn on Thursday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Tepera was reinstated from the 10-day injured list July 9, and he's struck out nine in 5.2 scoreless innings across his six relief appearances since then. The right-hander has 15 holds along with a 2.91 ERA and 0.78 WHIP this season, and he should serve as a setup man ahead of closer Liam Hendriks.
Tepera (calf) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
The right-hander landed on the injured list June 29 with a strained left calf, and he'll rejoin the active roster after a brief stint on the shelf. Tepera has a 3.35 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 41:12 K:BB over 37.2 innings with 14 holds this season, and he should return to a high-leverage role for Chicago.
Tepera (calf) came out of Monday's live batting practice session feeling well and is expected to be activated from the injured list when eligible Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Tepera has been on the injured list with a left calf strain since June 29. The right-hander appears to be on track to spend just the minimum 10-days on the IL as he looks to return for the series opener against the Cardinals on Friday. Tepera struggled in three of his last four appearances prior to hitting the shelf, allowing seven runs on five hits and five walks across three innings, but he had gone 18 consecutive outings without allowing a run before that.
The Cubs placed Tepera on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left calf strain.
The injury likely explains Tepera's abysmal performance Monday against the Brewers, when he allowed four runs and recorded just two outs. After stringing together 18 consecutive scoreless appearances, the righty has yielded at least one run in three of his last four games. It's unclear how long Tepera will be sidelined by the calf strain.
Tepera (0-2) allowed four earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one across two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss to the Brewers on Monday.
Tepera started the eighth inning of a 4-4 game and retired just two of the six batters he faced before being pulled, lighting the fuse for a 10-run explosion by the Brewers. The 33-year-old pitched to a 1.96 ERA and 0.68 WHIP over his first 35 games this season, but he's now taken the loss in back-to-back appearances, giving up six runs while recording just three outs in the process. His ERA has risen to 3.35, but his WHIP remains a stellar 0.82 in 37.2 innings.
Tepera (0-1) allowed two runs on one hit and a walk in just a third of an inning as he took the loss against the Dodgers on Friday.
Tepera entered in the eighth with the score knotted at 2-2 and ended up giving the lead back to the Dodgers after AJ Pollock swatted a two-run homer. The 33-year-old Tepera was taken out after facing the minimum three batters and only managing to record one out. He has now given up at least one run in two of his last three outings after he hadn't allowed a run in 20.1 consecutive innings spanning from May 12-June 20. Tepera owns a 2.43 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB over 37 innings this year and has solidified his role as a late-game option for manager David Ross.
Tepera pitched two scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts to record a hold in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Marlins.
Tepera keeps rolling along for the Cubs, as he now hasn't allowed an earned run since early May and has a 1.82 ERA for the season to go along with a 0.61 WHIP. His 15 holds are also good for second on the team, behind Andrew Chafin's 17. Tepera has been a pleasant surprise and should remain in a high-leverage role in front of closer Craig Kimbrel.
Tepera, who tossed a scoreless inning in Saturday's loss to the Giants, now has a 2.36 ERA and 0.71 WHIP across 26.2 innings this season.
Tepera has been effective out of the bullpen for the Cubs and has worked his way into a high-leverage role in front of closer Craig Kimbrel. The 33-year-old has also continued to strike out batters at a good rate. His K/9 sits at 10.5 which follows the 13.5 figure he registered in 2020. If Tepera keeps generating the whiffs, he should remain an effective reliever for Chicago the rest of the season.
Tepera struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the save against the Pirates on Thursday.
Craig Kimbrel had pitched each of the last two days, so Tepera was called on to earn a four-out save in Thursday's matchup. The right-hander has earned 12 holds this year and has posted a 2.66 ERA in 23.2 innings as a setup man. While Tepera's save Thursday was encouraging, Kimbrel has plenty of job security as the Cubs' closer.
Tepera had his suspension reduced from three games to two and will begin serving the ban Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Tepera was suspended for throwing behind Brandon Woodruff. He was available while the appeal was pending but will now be out until the second game of the team's series in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Tepera was issued a three-game suspension Thursday but is appealing, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Tepera threw behind the legs of Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday and will likely miss several games as a result. However, he'll be available to pitch until his appeal is heard. Tepera has made five relief appearances for the Cubs this year, compiling a 3.86 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 4.2 innings.
Tepera signed a major-league contract with the Cubs on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 33-year-old was non-tendered by the Cubs in December, but he'll rejoin the team with spring training in its early stages. Tepera worked in middle relief during 2020 and had a 3.92 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB over 20.2 innings, and he should fill a similar role this season.
Tepera was non-tendered by the Cubs on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
He logged a 3.92 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 20.2 innings, but it seems like the Cubs just didn't want to pay what he would earn in arbitration. Assuming Tepera is healthy, he should generate plenty of interest on the open market.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/12||vs HOU||L 1-10||1.2||1||1||0||0|
|10/10||vs HOU||W 12-6||2.0||0||0||0||3|
|10/08||@ HOU||L 4-9||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|10/03||vs DET||L 2-5||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|10/01||vs DET||W 8-1||1.0||2||0||2||0|
|09/10||vs BOS||W 4-3||0.2||3||2||0||0|
|09/09||@ OAK||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2009||R-Gcl Blue Jays||36.0||11||5||1||3||1||0||42||4||19||1.75||0.639|
|2011||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||146.0||27||23||0||11||6||0||93||38||156||4.44||1.329|
|2012||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||21.0||5||5||1||1||3||0||14||12||27||7.71||1.857|
|2012||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||74.1||16||15||0||7||3||0||57||37||82||4.86||1.606|
|2013||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||116.0||33||20||0||10||8||1||105||56||109||4.50||1.422|
|2019||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||2.0||2||1||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||0.00||0.500|