Skip to content

Rangers prospect Tanner Scheppers makes one appearance between disabled list stints

Apr 18, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

tanner-scheppers-rangers Getty Images

Tanner Scheppers was considered a top-20 talent who dropped to the Rangers with the 44th overall pick in the 2009 draft because of an arm injury, but now back problems are slowing his rise to the majors.

Scheppers began the season on the disabled list at Triple-A with back problems, came off the shelf to make one appearance, and has now been returned to the DL with the same injury.

Scheppers racked up 90 strikeouts between Double-A and Triple-A last season and if healthy the hard-throwing right-hander has a good chance to join the Rangers’ bullpen at some point this season.

Featured video

Angels' 2011 overhaul finally paying off?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (3265)
  2. G. Stanton (2554)
  3. A. Rizzo (2329)
  4. H. Ryu (2089)
  5. J. Hamilton (2042)
  1. N. Arenado (2012)
  2. M. Trout (2004)
  3. E. Gattis (1917)
  4. D. Ortiz (1828)
  5. A. Pujols (1787)