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Tanner Scheppers is healthy and the Rangers are done experimenting with him as a starter

Jun 5, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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Tanner Scheppers was shut down with an elbow injury after allowing 20 runs in 18 innings in his move into the Rangers’ rotation, but now the right-hander is off the disabled list and … back in the bullpen.

Texas made Scheppers the Opening Day starter with zero career starts under his belt, but now the Rangers will hope they can wipe away that bad memory and allow him to resume thriving as a reliever. Scheppers had a 1.88 ERA in 77 innings out of the bullpen last season, although he’s said all along that he’d rather be in the rotation.

He posted a 9.82 ERA in four starts while showing decreased velocity.

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