Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:23:38 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (back) allowed two hits over three innings in his Cactus League appearance Monday, March 3, against the Cleveland Indians. "Overall, I was pretty happy with my command. It's not where it needs to be completely, but I was down in the zone and commanded four pitches for strikes," Tepesch said.
Fantasy Tip: Tepesch was scratched from his last outing due to a back issue. He is in the mix for a rotation spot, and would be a solid AL-only and deeper mixed fantasy option if he can work his way back into the starting five.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:42:41 -0800
Texas Ranger P Nick Tepesch (back) was scratched from the intrasquad game Tuesday, Feb. 25, due to some stiffness in his back. The team does not believe it is serious, and he is considered day to day.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:23:26 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent SP Tommy Hanson (Angels) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Feb. 10. He'll compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation with SPs Nick Tepesch, Colby Lewis, Robbie Ross and Michael Kirkman.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:21:01 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch continues to work on his changeup in hopes that it will set him apart and give him a leg up on winning a starting rotation spot. "It's something I've been focusing on this winter in my throwing program and I feel like I've made some strides with it. I think it's an important pitch for just about everybody. It's something I feel like could help me turn a corner by developing that," he said. Tepesch went 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 outings (17 starts) in 2013.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:58:57 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) suffered a "freak accident" at his home that led to cartilage damage in his left knee, and he'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on it Friday, Jan. 10. He'll be out until midseason. "I'm devastated by this injury," Holland said. "It was a freak accident at home that resulted in a hard fall on my knee. As upsetting as this is, my goal is to begin rehab and get back on the mound as quickly as possible." General manager Jon Daniels said Holland fell on the stairs at his home. Holland has no long-term damage to his anterior or medial collateral ligaments. SPs Robbie Ross and Nick Tepesch are candidates to enter the rotation in the first half of the year.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:28:19 -0700
Texas Rangers P Nick Tepesch is expected to make his next turn in the rotation Tuesday, Sept. 17, against the Tampa Bay Rays, rather than P Alexi Ogando. "(Tepesch) is going to prepare to start," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday, Sept. 10. "We have enough arms in the bullpen."
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:50:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando could return to the rotation and start next week. Ogando worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings and got the win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, Sept. 8. Ogando is 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA this season and has been on the disabled list three times. SPs Nick Tepesch and Travis Blackley are also candidates to start next week.
Fantasy Tip: Ogando's possible start next week is likely to be just a spot start, though, so his value won't increase much for the rest of the season.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:55:55 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated 1B/DH Lance Berkman (hip, knees), SP Nick Tepesch (elbow), RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) and P Michael Kirkman (skin cancer) from the disabled list.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:35:21 -0700
During a live batting practice session Saturday, Aug. 24, Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (elbow) threw 43 pitches. He will throw 35-40 pitches in a rehab appearance for Double-A Frisco Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:33:37 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (elbow) threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Aug. 21, and will throw live batting practice Saturday, Aug. 24.