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Rangers Say Bye to Tepesch

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    Nick Tepesch #23 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

    Wednesday's arbitration deadline came and went, and while the Texas Rangers tendered an offer to backup catcher Chris Gimenez, they also said goodbye to a starting pitcher.

    Nick Tepesch wasn't tendered an offer after missing the entire 2015 season after being shut down in the spring, and he will now immediately become a free agent.

    It's a shame to see Tepesch not work out in Texas as he was probably thrust into the big-league picture far sooner than he was ready to be, and instead of working on his game in the minors, he was getting his skull bashed in by big-league hitters in 2013 and 2014.

    He ends his Rangers tenure with a 9-17 record and a 4.56 ERA in 42 appearances and 39 starts over 219 innings of work.