Nick Tepesch was ready to throw his live batting practice Friday morning, but there were no minor-league batters on hand. There had been some miscommunication and Tepesch had to delay his throwing session by about five minutes.
“It could’ve gone a little better, but it felt good,” Tepesch said. “I felt comfortable and my command was there at times.”
Tepesch has been sidelined the past few days with back stiffness and the Rangers scratched him from his intrasquad appearance earlier in the week. Tepesch is battling for a spot in the Rangers’ rotation after winning the fifth spot out of camp last year.