When Tanner Scheppers was put on the disabled list with knee inflammation after stinking up the joint at Globe Life Park and ruining Cole Hamels' Rangers debut, it seemed a little fishy.
With my own two eyes that night, I saw Scheppers blow up and then walk off the field just fine when he was removed from the game after blowing a lead in the eighth inning.
Whatever the case, Scheppers was activated from the DL on Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock where he will try to work his way back to the Rangers' roster, even if it's just as a September call-up. He's not guaranteed that, despite his veteran status and his history of pretty good things for the Rangers.
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It's clear this year that Scheppers just hasn't trusted his stuff and other than a stretch of about a dozen appearances, he had been flat-out bad. On the year, Scheppers is 4-1 with a 5.66 ERA in 35 innings.