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Tanner Scheppers has more elbow problems

Jun 11, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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Tanner Scheppers‘ nightmare season continues, as the Rangers right-hander is now headed back to the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

Scheppers was moved from the bullpen to the rotation as the Opening Day starter because the Rangers’ starters dropped like flies due to injuries, but he struggled and was placed on the DL with elbow problems.

He returned last week, this time as a reliever again, but made it just four appearances before being shut down. Scheppers has a 2.77 ERA in 114 career relief innings, so if he can get healthy he’d be a big part of the Rangers’ bullpen in the second half, but right now things aren’t looking so good.

  1. natsattack - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Typical Rangers.

  2. oilrod - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Ok we see the same faces and send them down. We got another face coming up that we have not seen. Great. We have got to do something. The manager is not going to manage. He never has. He will set on his rear and allow his batters to go 0 for 5 with 2 or 3 strikes out, not just one but half his line up. Now that is really working the other team just standing around like they do. ( not) why is he not making the guys bunt for hits making the other team at least do something to get the out. They will not make an error by just standing still. We might get people moving and get some balls slapped by some one, If they make contact. With them Bunting they are also concentrating on the Pitcher and the ball. Hmmm. They just might get to seeing and hitting what they see. Ok that is my rant. Tired of seeing managers not managing. Wash is great at that point.. Another we do have another pitcher that is having a pretty good year at round rock. Why not bring him up. He has not been to the Big league for Texas either. Name is Miles Mikolas. Scouting Report
    Assets: His fastball is solid, but his biting curve is his best pitch. Owns the ideal pitchers’ frame. Has proven he could close out games at the minor-league level, and do so in dominant fashion.
    Flaws: Needs to keep the ball down in the strike zone to be effective, since home runs can be a problem for him. Must also throw strikes consistently and not get rattled under adversity.
    Career Potential: Middle reliever with some upside. His walks are way down this year He is doing Good at round rock Lets see if that translates well for the big leagues..

  3. echech88 - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Rangers sure do break a lot of their young pitchers by jerking them back and forth from the bullpen and rotation.

  4. rbj1 - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Just go ahead and have the TJ surgery. By now I think MLB qualifies for a free one.

  5. sportsguygerald - Jun 12, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    Pretty sure if you base your offense on bunting for base hits, you’re not gonna have a very effective offensive attack. This team is being held together by band aids, duck tape and baling wire because of all the injuries and to still be in the wildcard race with all the injuries is due in part to Washington. He doesn’t always make the greatest in game decisions, but he gets more out of his 25 guys than any other manager in baseball. By all rights, the 25 man roster they currently are running out there is probably a really good AAA team.

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