Texas manager Ron Washington insisted prior to Tepesch's start that the injured wrist is a non-issue.
"He's fine. If it don't go right for him, we won't go blaming the wrist," Washington said.
Added as the Rangers' fifth starter on April 9, Tepesch (1-1, 3.07 ERA) gave up only one run in his MLB debut against Tampa Bay before allowing four runs on nine hits in his second appearance. Tepesch recorded three strikeouts in seven batters faced prior to being pulled against Seattle.
Nate Sandell is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.