Rangers plan to limit Tanner Scheppers to one-inning outings
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers picked up the win Tuesday by pitching two scoreless innings, but the team wants to limit him to one-inning apperances for the time being.
"We'd like to use him just one inning so we have him the next day," manager Ron Washington told MLB.com. "Sometimes you have to push the envelope, and last night was one of those nights. Our intention is to use him for just one inning. We haven't discussed plans for constantly pitching him in multiple innings."
Scheppers has been a key piece of the bullpen this season, allowing just one earned run in 20 innings while recording three wins.
Tanner Scheppers stepping up for Rangers
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers has officially been labeled the team's setup man, according to manager Ron Washington, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Sunday.
Scheppers had unofficially held that role for a while now. He's yet to allow a run this season with a 1.11 WHIP over 12 2/3 innings.
"We’ve certainly been hoping that one day he steps up and takes charge, and he’s stepping up," Washington said. "He’s got a good arm and the key is he’s throwing strikes."
Tanner Scheppers earns win
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers earned his second win of the year Monday.
Scheppers tossed two scoreless innings, giving up one hit. He struck out one batter during the appearance. Scheppers has yet to allow a run in 10 2/3 innings.
Rangers putting trust in Tanner Scheppers
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers has been off to a solid start for manager Ron Washington, reports ESPN Saturday. Scheppers pitched a perfect eighth inning Friday against the Angels to keep the game tied at two.
Washington and pitching coach Mike Maddux trusted Scheppers with the pressure situation and he delivered.
"I'm just trying to stay consistent," Scheppers said. "It's a long year."
Scheppers, 26, is showing the Rangers what he can do right now in important spots for the club. He's made two appearances and allowed one hit over 1 2/3 innings and is 1-0 on the season.
Tanner Scheppers securing spot in bullpen
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, who is recovered from offseason surgery on his big right toe, is close to securing a bullpen spot, reports MLB.com. He's impressed after tossing five scoreless innings in his past four appearances.
"The last four times he has thrown the ball well," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He's coming on and he's doing it at the right time ... down the stretch. Hopefully with the success he's had, his confidence will grow."
Scheppers was solid as a rookie last year with a 4.45 ERA over 39 games. He underwent surgery in October for turf toe and is back at 100 percent health after being sidelined earlier in the spring due to a strained left hamstring.
"Things are starting to feel good," Scheppers said. "My body feels good and my arm feels good. I don't know where my velocity is at, I just know the ball feels good coming out. That's all that matters."
Scheppers back on the mound
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers turned in a solid inning of work in his first action since dealing with left hamstring soreness Saturday afternoon against the Padres. Scheppers came on for Neil Ramirez in the second and retired the side while striking out one. He was replaced by Nate Roberston in the third.
Scheppers has hamstring strain
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Texas reliever Tanner Scheppers has been stalled this spring due to a strained left hamstring, reports MLB.com. Scheppers, who needs a strong spring to ensure a role in the bullpen this year, remains day to day. "It's coming along, but we want to make sure we get it right," Scheppers said. "We don't want to push it in February, so we're taking an extra couple days."
Scheppers to throw more changeups
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/12/2013) Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he plans to throw more changeups in 2013. "I threw it probably five times last year total," Scheppers said. "I want to throw it to both righties and lefties to mix things up."