Nick Tepesch was probably pretty upset when he was left in the minors when the season started as the Texas Rangers turned to vastly inexperienced Nick Martinez to fill out their starting rotation when they opened the year with only one projected starter healthy.
Tepesch was supposed to start on Sunday for Triple-A Round Rock, where he's having a stellar season at 6-1 with a 1.58. Instead, he'll take the rotation spot of Martin Perez, who is being shut down for at least one start with elbow inflammation. Last season, Tepesch started the year in the rotation as an unheralded rookie and got off to a great start in April before progressively getting worse each week and eventually ending up as a bullpen/minor league tweener.
Now, he's getting another shot after he would've been a logical solution to start this season but had an awful spring with an ERA over 11.00 in three starts before being sent to minor-league camp.
If Tepesch's season so far in Round Rock is truly indicative of where he is this season, it'll be a great addition for the Rangers.