With Derek Holland on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue, Tanner Scheppers got “the call” on Wednesday, and on Thursday, will don a Major League uniform for the first time since being drafted 44th overall by the Rangers in the 2009 MLB First Year Players Draft.
Scheppers will be in the Rangers’ bullpen in today’s afternoon matchup with the Athletics in Oakland.
“It's definitely a dream come true," Scheppers said of the call-up, per ESPN Dallas. "I'm glad the Rangers are giving me an opportunity. I want to go out and help the team any way I can.”
In 25 relief appearances with Triple-A Round Rock this season, Scheppers was 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA and nine saves. He figures to be used in middle relief as a member of the Rangers.
"We'll have to see when he gets on the mound what he does," Manager Ron Washington said. "If he gets through a first inning and there's a second available and he can give it to us, we'll give it to him, but we'll have to see. We don't know. We know he can throw the ball. We have to see how he reacts when he takes the ball his first big league game."