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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%: 5/1 | Average Draft Position: 334.50
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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.


Not time to be tepid about Nick Tepesch


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) It's time to start buying into Rangers starting pitcher Nick Tepesch. It appears he's much improved after going 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA and 1.37 WHIP as a rookie in 2013.

Tepesch began the year in the minors after pitching poorly this spring, but it seems the demotion was a blessing in disguise. It allowed Tepesch to fine tune his approach. He went 6-1 with a 1.58 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in seven starts for Triple-A Round Rock. He also struck out 41 batters and walked just nine in 45 2/3 innings.

After beating Minnesota Monday for his second win in three starts, Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux talked about Tepesch pitching to "his strengths and weaknesses," per The Dallas Morning News. Basically Maddux said Tepesch was just inexperienced last season, and he makes a good point. He made the jump from Double-A to the majors, but he clearly needed more time in the minors and got it to start this season.

Tepesch is doing a better job of adjusting to hitters after seeing them once, as opposed to hitters doing a better job adjusting to him. Last season, batters hit .246 in their second plate appearance against the right-hander and .446 in their third appearance. This season, they are batting .192 the second time and .125 the third time.

It seems something has finally clicked for Tepesch, so there's no need to show hesitation if you are considering adding him to your Fantasy roster.


Nick Tepesch makes it two in a row


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch won his second straight start Monday, holding the Twins to two runs over 6 2/3 innings of a 7-2 victory. Tepesch is 2-0 in three starts with a 2.95 ERA.

Tepesch struck out four, walked none and scattered seven hits Monday. This marks the first time in his career he's won consecutive starts.

Tepesch will try to keep it going Saturday against the Nationals.


Nick Tepesch emerges Wednesday with win over Mariners


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch achieved his second straight strong start and his first victory of the season as well Wednesday afternoon.

Tepesch surrendered three earned runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings to defeat Seattle. He walked two, struck out four and gave up a solo home run to Robinson Cano. The bullpen hung on to a one-run lead the rest of the way.

The right-hander will try to make it two in a row Monday in Minnesota.


Nick Tepesch strikes out eight vs. Astros Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch pitched admirably in his first start Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on two hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out eight, but he didn't factor into the decision in his team's 5-4 loss to the Astros.

Tepesch gave up both of his hits in a scoreless first inning and pitched well thereafter, but the team chose to take him out after he issued a one-out walk in the sixth inning, ending his night at 104 pitches. With the team's injury issues in the rotation, he figures to stick around and potentially make his next start during a two-game series against the Mariners next week.


Rangers make changes to pitching staff


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The placement of Martin Perez on the disabled list has spurred the Rangers to make several moves with the pitching staff.

Included was the signing of veteran Scott Baker and promotion of Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Round Rock. Fellow right-hander Justin Germano has been designated for assignment.


Nick Tepesch starting Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch will start Wednesday against the Astros, according to FoxSports.com.

Tepesch is currently in the minors, but will be called up for the start. Yu Darvish will be pushed to Friday in order to accommodate Tepesch. Tepesch has posted a 1.58 ERA in 45 2/3 innings in Triple-A.


Nick Tepesch among Rangers demoted to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Rangers made a slew of roster moves Monday, which included demoting pitcher Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Round Rock so he can continue to start. The Rangers also reassigned pitchers Cory Burns, Miles Mikolas and Daniel Bard, catchers Patrick Cantwell and Brett Nicholas, infielders Kensuke Tanaka and Andy Parrino and outfielders Brad Snyder and Bryan Peterson to minor-league camp.

Nick Tepesch endures worst start of spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch was hit hard in middle relief Saturday afternoon against the Athletics in Cactus League play.

Tepesch surrendered seven runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two over three innings of work. He has allowed 10 runs over eight innings pitched in three appearances this spring.