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.