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Scheppers selected for Futures Game

Rangers prospect RHP Tanner Scheppers, pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City, was selected to participate in the XM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday before the All-Star Game (5 p.m. CT).

Scheppers, 23, started the season at Double-A Frisco and allowed one earned run (a solo homer) with 19 strikeouts and no walks in 11 innings. He was then moved up to Triple-A where he's now being stretched out as a starter. Scheppers is 1-0 with a 2.36 ERA in 26 2/3 innings. He has 33 strikeouts and 13 walks.