Rangers bullpen at full strength again

Rangers bullpen at full strength again

ARLINGTON -- Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers warmed up in the late innings and was ready to go into Sunday's game against the Mariners. He still hasn't pitched since sustaining a bruised right knee on Tuesday against the Angels, but Scheppers said he is ready if needed.

"It's sore and tight, but it's ready if needed," said Scheppers, who bruised the knee in a collision at home plate.

Roy Oswalt still hasn't pitched in a game since his two-inning start against the Rays on Sept. 9. But, like Scheppers, he has warmed up in the bullpen and is no longer limited by his strained right forearm.

"Everyone is available," manager Ron Washington said.

Robbie Ross is showing he is back to full strength after being sidelined from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14 with tightness in his left forearm. He has retired all four batters he has faced over two appearances since being activated off the disabled list.

"He's got more zip on his fastball and his movement is back," Washington said.