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23 Nick Tepesch SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/225 | Birthdate: 10/12/1988 | Birthplace: Kansas City, MO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 6/3 | Average Draft Position: 397.00
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Nick Tepesch spins seven quality innings in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch spun seven quality innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Angels. The right-hander permitted two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one. He left the game trailing but the offense came back and scored two runs in the ninth to win the game.

Over his last three starts covering 19 2/3 innings, Tepesch has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 4.15 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 86 2/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Kansas City.

Nick Tepesch goes seven strong Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch tossed seven strong innings Tuesday against the Rays.

Tepesch allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings of work. He struck out four and did not issue any walks. Tepesch pitched well to open the game, tossing five scoreless innings. He ran into trouble in the sixth. Tepesch gave up two triples and a sac fly during the inning, allowing two runs. After a visit to the mound, he was able to get out of the inning without allowing any more runs. 

Tepesch left trailing 2-0, but the Rangers were able to battle back, giving him a no-decision. His next start will come against the Angels. 


Believe it: Nick Tepesch outuels Chris Sale in Windy City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) The possibility of Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch outpitching White Sox ace Chris Sale in Chicago on Wednesday appeared small. But it became a reality.

Tepesch managed his finest performance since a June 27 outing against Minnesota, which had been his last win. He gave up six hits in 5 2/3 shutout innings with one walk and two strikeouts. He had lost his last four decisions.

He is set to start again Tuesday against Tampa Bay.


Nick Tepesch cleared to return to rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Tepesch has been cleared to return to the rotation, according to MLB.com. He will make his first start back from knee soreness on Wednesday against the White Sox.

Nick Tepesch throws bullpen session Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Nick Tepesch (knee) threw a bullpen session Sunday, per MLB.com. The team now has to see how he recovers before deciding his status for Wednesday's start against the White Sox.

Sunday's 'pen session last hurdle for Nick Tepesch


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Though he is penciled in to make his next start Wednesday against the White Sox, the Rangers still want to see pitcher Nick Tepesch get through one more bullpen session before he is cleared for action.  

Tepesch, who was scratched from his last start due to left knee soreness, will toss one more bullpen session Sunday before he is officially named Wednesday's starter, according to MLB.com. Tepesch allowed three runs on four hits in his last start, his fourth loss in a row. 


Nick Tepesch tosses 'pen session, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch completed a bullpen session without any issues on Friday, according to MLB.com. Tepesch was scratched Friday because of a knee injury. He is tentatively scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the White Sox.

Nick Tepesch scratched from Friday start against Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) The Rangers have scratched right-hander Nick Tepesch from his Friday start in Cleveland due to a knee ailment. Tepesch left his last start with the injury on Saturday.

Tepesch has been rocked in recent outings. He has lost his last four decisions with 18 runs and 27 hits allowed in 22 2/3 innings.


Nick Tepesch exits start with left knee soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch was removed from Saturday's start due to left knee soreness, the team announced.

Tepesch was checked out by a trainer before the beginning of the seventh inning and came out of the game while on the hook for the loss. He allowed three earned runs on four hits in six innings and struck out two. All three runs scored on a pair of sixth-inning home runs. Tepesch owns a 4.84 ERA and 37:23 K:BB ratio in 67 innings.


Rangers change course, scratch Nick Tepesch


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Rangers reversed course and scratched pitcher Nick Tepesch from his scheduled start Friday against the Athletics, reports MLB.com. Tepesch relieved Tuesday and threw 12 pitches in 1/3 of an inning. 

Texas has not announced Tepesch's replacement.


Nick Tepesch fine to make Friday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch is fine to make his start Friday against the Athletics. 

Tepesch tossed a third of an inning Tuesday, but manager Ron Washington expects him to be able to start Friday. Tepesch threw 12 pitches during the outing Tuesday.


Nick Tepesch takes loss in 14th inning Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch was hung with a loss after giving up a walkoff single with one out in his team's 2-1, 14-inning defeat against the Yankees Tuesday.

Tepesch (3-6) was able to retire the first batter he faced in the 14th before surrendering a ground-rule double and two singles to end the game. Since he only threw 12 pitches Tuesday, Tepesch may still make his scheduled start Friday. He owns a 4.87 ERA and 35:23 K:BB ratio in 61 innings.


Nick Tepesch clobbered in Toronto


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rangers starter Nick Tepesch wasn't even tepid in Toronto on Sunday. He was downright cold as the Blue Jays blasted him for five runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked two and fanned none.

Tepesch, who gave up a solo home run to Dioner Navarro in the first inning to set the wheels in motion, has surrendered 14 runs in his last 16 1/3 innings pitched. He will seek better results Friday against hot-hitting Oakland.


Rangers set rotation beyond All-Star break


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington said his rotation after the All-Star break will be Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch, with the other two spots up in the air, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Washington also mentioned Miles Mikolas as a candidate to start.

Texas opens a three-game series at Toronto on Friday.


Nick Tepesch looks sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Rangers starter Nick Tepesch (3-5) turned in a quality start in a losing effort Friday night against the Angels. The right-hander yielded three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two over six innings of a 3-0 defeat.

Tepesch owns a 4.31 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 10 starts (56 1/3 innings). His next start will come after the All-Star break, though the date has not been determined. 


Nick Tepesch knocked around


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch got hit hard Sunday for the fourth time in his last six starts. He was lit up by the Mets for two homers and six earned runs in six innings of an 8-4 loss.

Tepesch, who struck out four and walked four, gave up five runs in the first inning and fell to 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA. He's scheduled to take on the Angels at home Friday.


Nick Tepesch available for long relief Friday, Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch will be available for a long-relief role on Friday and Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Tepesch was originally scheduled to start Friday, but the team decided to push Yu Darvish back a day rather than risk having him pitch in inclement weather. If Tepesch isn't needed in long relief over the next two days, he'll be the starter in Sunday's series finale against the Mets.


Rangers alter rotation plans as Joe Saunders taken off roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) A day after allowing four home runs in a loss to the Orioles, Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders was designated for assignment Tuesday. The team recalled pitcher Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Saunders, and he will start Wednesday against Baltimore.

The Rangers also announced Nick Tepesch has been moved back to Friday against the Mets. Yu Darvish will still start Thursday against Baltimore and Colby Lewis will now start Saturday against New York. Nick Martinez, who is starting Tuesday, will remain on regular rest and start Sunday.


Nick Tepesch ends losing streak with seven-plus strong


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch twirled his finest outing of the season Friday, in a 5-4 win over the Twins.

Tepesch pitched into the eighth inning without allowing a run, the first time he has finished seven-plus innings. He ended up allowing just three hits and a pair of walks in 7 1/3 scoreless innings, while striking out five batters on 106 pitches in the win.

Tepesch evened his record at 3-3 Friday, after three straight losses. He has a 3.65 ERA in 44 1/3 innings heading into his next start, set for Wednesday in Baltimore. 


Rangers shuffle upcoming rotation a bit


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) The Rangers announced a shuffling of their probably pitches for the next few days, in order to keep some pitchers on regular rest.

According to MLB.com, Nick Tepesch has been pushed back to Friday's series opener against the Twins, allowing Joe Saunders and Nick Martinez to remain on four day's rest. Saunders will pitched Wednesday against the Tigers, with Martinez slotting in behind him Thursday.

The move also allows Yu Darvish to move back to Saturday against the Twins, giving him an extra day of rest. 


Nick Tepesch falls below .500 in loss to A's


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch dropped his third decision in a row Wednesday, in a 4-2 loss to the Athletics.

Tepesch lasted just five innings this time around, after pitching into the seventh in his last start. Tepesch was charged with four runs on nine hits in five innings of work, while walking two batters and striking out just one in the loss.

Tepesch has now failed to throw a quality start in four of his seven trips to the mound, and is 2-3 with a 4.38 ERA in 37 innings. His next start is set for Wednesday against the Tigers. 


Nick Tepesch gets back on track with solid outing vs. Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch bounced back on Friday against the Mariners in Seattle, but was pegged with a no-decision in a 1-0 victory. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 scoreless innings.

It was Tepesch's first outing since May 14 without surrendering a home run. He owns a 3.94 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP through six starts (32 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at Oakland.

Nick Tepesch gets roughed up by Indians


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch (2-2) was roughed up by the Indians, scattering four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out one in 5 1/3 innings of a 8-3 defeat. Of his 88 pitches, 51 were strikes.

Over his last two starts covering 7 1/3 innings, Tepesch has allowed eight earned runs. He will make his next start Friday at at Seattle. He is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts away from home. He allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in his previous meeting against Seattle on May 21.

Rangers flip Yu Darvish and Nick Tepesch for weekend series


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Rangers have made a change to their rotation plans for this weekend's series against the Indians. Yu Darvish will be moved up to pitch Friday on regular rest, while Nick Tepesch will slot in Saturday.

Nick Tepesch bounced after two innings against Nationals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch earned a dubious distinction Saturday with a terrible performance in Washington. He managed the shortest outing by a Texas starter this season by lasting just two innings.

Tepesch was mauled for four earned runs on seven hits, including home runs by Anthony Rendon and Jose Lobaton. He walked two and fanned one before his merciful removal.

The pounding came out of left field for Tepesch, who had pitched well in his first three starts of the season, giving up six earned runs in 18 1/3 innings to forge a 2-0 record. His ERA skied to 4.43 on Saturday.

Tepesch will seek to bounce back Friday against Cleveland.