{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Scheppers trying to get going again

|

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Tanner Scheppers needs a strong Spring Training performance in order to win a job in the Rangers' bullpen, but his bid has been stalled by a strained left hamstring. Scheppers, who knows he's not off to a good start, 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 has pitched in one intrasquad game and one Cactus League game, allowing two runs on five hits with no walks and a strikeout.

"Personally, I don't think I've thrown the ball well at all, but again, Spring Training started early, so we have a little more time," Scheppers said. "It's nothing to worry about."

Scheppers pitched in 39 games for the Rangers last season, posting a 4.45 ERA while averaging 13.1 hits, 2.5 walks and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The number of hits per nine innings was the third highest among American League pitchers with at least 30 innings.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español