Scheppers' MRI reveals no structural damage

Scheppers' MRI reveals no structural damage

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers, who experienced lower back stiffness in his right side after his start on Thursday, was evaluated by Dr. Keith Meister on Saturday, with an MRI revealing no structural damage.

Scheppers, considered to be one of the Rangers' top pitching prospects, is scheduled to continue to receive treatment on his back this weekend, and if it doesn't improve, he could receive an anti-inflammatory injection on Monday.

Scheppers will also miss his scheduled start against the Angels on Tuesday, but the club will wait to see how his back responds before making any more decisions.