Scheppers struggles in third rehab assignment

Scheppers struggles in third rehab assignment

WASHINGTON -- Tanner Scheppers, who is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow, was roughed up on Thursday night in his third rehab assignment.

Pitching an inning for Triple-A Round Rock, Scheppers allowed four runs on four hits, including two home runs and a double. He did not walk a batter or strike anybody out while throwing 14 pitches.

"He threw strikes, maybe too many and not enough good ones," pitching coach Mike Maddux said after talking to Round Rock counterpart Brad Holman. "His stuff was fine and he threw strikes, he just didn't throw as many good ones."

Scheppers is scheduled to pitch again on Saturday. The Rangers will make a decision after that game if he needs more time on medical rehab or he is ready to come off the disabled list.

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