Tanner Scheppers is prepping to start, but wants to close
Texas has been very willing to shift pitchers back and forth between the rotation and bullpen in recent years, with both good and bad results, and Tanner Scheppers is the latest with his future role in flux.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Feliz Could Have Closer Job Advantage
SEPTEMBER 20: Reflief pitcher Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers is pulled from the game by Manager Ron Washington #38 after walking in the winning run during the 8th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on September 20, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Rangers Update on Choo and Tanaka
Dec 11, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Rakuten Golden Eagles president Yozo Tachibana walks through the lobby during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
Home plate collisions banned by MLB
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tanner Scheppers is looked at by a trainer after a collision at home plate against the Los Angeles Angels.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Why Alexi Ogando Won't Start
The Ranger are claiming that Alexi Ogando is slated to be a starter for the 2014 season, but at the same time they are saying that they expect Robbie Ross and even Tanner Scheppers to have an opportunity to be a starter in 2014.
Updating the Rangers on Tuesday at the winter meetings: Nelson Cruz, Tanner Scheppers, pitching depth
Nothing new has developed so far Tuesday at the winter meetings on the Nelson Cruz front, though keep in mind that general manager Jon Daniels likes to meet late at night with agents.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Who Will the Rangers Closer Be?
Today during the Winter Meetings nothing really happened for the Texas Rangers. They didn't make any big acquisitions, and they didn't make any big decisions.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Tigers Finalize Deal With Former Rangers Closer Nathan
The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with the free agent reliever on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016 on Wednesday, accomplishing one of their main objectives this offseason by adding one of baseball's most accomplished closers to the bullpen.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Dallas Morning News
Plenty of questions about 2014 rotation; Winter League starting to provide answers
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Neftali Feliz throws against the Los Angeles Angels in MLB baseball action at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Will Neftali Feliz be the closer?
It now seems that more than likely Joe Nathan will not rejoin the Texas Rangers in 2014, the question now is who will be the closer? According to Jon Daniels, the Texas Rangers will more than likely be looking within to replace Nathan.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Call to the Pen
Texas Rangers: 2013 Season in Review
It's hard not to put Beltre near the top of the list for third basemen in the major leagues; in his three seasons with Texas he has averaged 33 homers and 100 RBI and for his career he has averaged 27/93 per season.