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Scheppers easing into starting role

Scheppers is working on a cutter

NEW ORLEANS, La. – With a 1.00 earned-run average and 42 strikeouts in 27 total innings this season, Tanner Scheppers has been nothing short of dominant. Steve Holley caught up with Scheppers and OKC pitching coach Terry Clark after Sunday's game against the Zephyrs.

The bullpen may be where Tanner Scheppers is now, but the hard-throwing right-hander is on a path and plan that will take him to the starting rotation later this summer. A first-round pick (44th overall) in the 2009 draft from Fresno State, the 23-year-old Scheppers began his pro career at Double-A Frisco back in April, and after just six appearances there, he received a promotion to Triple-A...

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