New sheriff in town: Tanner Scheppers

June, 7, 2012
6/07/12
12:31
PM CT
Robbie RossHannah Foslien/Getty ImagesRangers rookie Robbie Ross will pass on the pink backpack and accessories to fellow rookie reliever Tanner Scheppers.
Cowboy Up!

Robbie Ross, please hand over the pink backpack, the badge, the western vest, the toy gun and the horse that you've been trotting out to the bullpen every night. There's a new sheriff in town: Tanner Scheppers.

With Derek Holland headed to the DL -- and Alexi Ogando from the bullpen to the rotation -- Scheppers was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday and is joining the Rangers in Oakland. The rookie relief pitcher will now inherit the cowboy get-up, according to catcher Mike Napoli via Twitter.



Ross had embraced the Rangers' rookie attire this season, even wearing the outfit during a cow milking contest against the Angels' Cole Calhoun on Dairy Night in Anaheim last Friday.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.325 17 67 66
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 67
RA. Beltre 66
OPSA. Beltre .876
WY. Darvish 10
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182