Nick Tepesch Scratched from Intersquad Start


Jul 5, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nick Tepesch (49) hands the ball over to manager Ron Washington (38) during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

And the crazy injuries continue. Texas Rangers right handed starter Nick Tepesch has been scratched from today’s interleague game due to, you guessed it, soreness in his back. Tepesch was slated to start today in the game.

The Texas Rangers are being very cautious with all of their pitchers who have any kind of issue, and back seems to be the theme this spring training. We have had Matt Harrison, Tanner Scheppers and now Nick Tepesch all with back soreness or back tightness. I wonder if the Texas Rangers are just extremely gun-shy about letting a guy pitch because of what happened to Matt Harrison last season. One thing is for sure, the Texas Rangers players really need to do a lot of back stretches this season. They can’t afford to have another pitcher go down to back soreness.

Although this does not appear to be a big deal right now, things can change fast, we have all seen that in the past few years. Let’s hope that Tepesch is okay and this is just tightness and nothing else, because right now it appears that Texas Rangers pitchers are dropping like flies!