Mon, 18 May 2015 11:46:07 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson was used in the ninth inning in a non-save situation, and Texas relievers retired 12 of the final 13 hitters they faced in the win over the Cleveland Indians. Manager Jeff Banister said after the game that none of the previous bullpen roles will be followed. "I talked to those guys this morning collectively and individually and told them, that as we stand now, nobody has a specific role," Banister said. "We will find the best match for this club one inning at a time. We will treat it that way for now and see where it goes." RPs Ross Ohlendorf and Tanner Scheppers were used in innings six through eight Sunday with RP Neftali Feliz struggling. The Rangers planned to stick with Tolleson in the ninth if the save situation would have been in place. Feliz blew his third save of the season Saturday, May 16, and Texas has blown five saves before the ninth inning this year.
Fantasy Tip: If you're hurting for saves, Tolleson should be the immediate addition off the waiver wire while the Rangers experiment with their late-inning bullpen roles. Feliz could still see save chances here and there, so he's worth hanging onto. Scheppers could also figure into the ninth inning and might be worth speculating on in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Until we see a clearer picture in Texas, though, this situation could be messy and frustrating for fantasy owners.
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:13:43 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Kyuji Fujikawa is expected to serve as the team's setup man to closer Neftali Feliz, joining RPs Alex Claudio, Roman Mendez and Tanner Scheppers in the back end of the bullpen.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:19:47 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) has been shut down as planned after throwing several bullpen sessions. He is expected to resume his normal offseason throwing program in January.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:54:01 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:41:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) said he will return as a reliever next season.
Fantasy Tip: It's another case of a failed project of a reliever trying to become a starting pitcher. Now that this experiment is over, Scheppers will go back to being mostly useless for fantasy players unless he inherits the closing role in 2015, which isn't out of the question.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:38:23 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he expects SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) to be shut down for a large chunk of the summer. However, the initial diagnosis is that surgery isn't needed.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:22:33 -0700
The Texas Rangers placed SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) back on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation Wednesday, June 11, and purchased the contract of RP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:12:51 -0700
The Texas Rangers activated SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) from the disabled list Thursday, June 5, and optioned RP Aaron Poreda to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Scheppers will move to the bullpen now that he's back with the club.
Fantasy Tip: Scheppers could be an option for the rotation again eventually, but now that he's back in the bullpen, he carries little value for fantasy owners.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:58:17 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) and OF Jim Adduci (finger) will both play in a rehab game for Double-A Frisco Tuesday, June 3.
Tue, 27 May 2014 07:30:09 -0700
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (elbow) is eligible to return from the disabled list June 3.