New sheriff in town: Tanner Scheppers
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.
New sheriff in town tanner scheppers taking over for Robbie Ross!! Congrats buddy— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) June 7, 2012
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.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.