Per the beat reporters, Rangers' reliever Tanner Scheppers was unavailable last night after being assaulted by a gang of ruffians Thursday night.
Tanner Scheppers sucker-punched on Cleveland street Thursday night; reason he was unavailable Friday with bruises. More to come.— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 27, 2013
Scheppers was reportedly a couple of blocks from the team hotel and getting food when he was confronted by a gang of toughs, one of whom punched him in the eye before they ran off.
Scheppers had a black eye and a headache as a result of the assault.