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Tepesch Dealing With Nerve Irritation



    Tepesch Dealing With Nerve Irritation
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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)

    The prevailing thought coming out of spring training was that Nick Tepesch was seen as the Texas Rangers "sixth starter" and would be the first guy on the call-up list for a spot start or if someone just needed a break.

    Now, those plans will be put on hold for at least a month.

    Tepesch is dealing with nerve irritation in his elbow — a problem he also had in 2013 — and will be put on the shelf for a month, according to The Dallas Morning News.

    The last time Tepesch dealt with the problem in 2013, he missed six weeks.

    The righty missed out on a rotation spot this spring when he had another horrible spring training, compiling a horrific 10.38 ERA in 17 1/3 innings of work.

    He was slotted to be in the rotation for Triple-A Round Rock, but will now start the season on the minor-league disabled list.