MRI clean, but Scheppers could still land on DL

MRI clean, but Scheppers could still land on DL

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Tanner Scheppers had a clean MRI, but there is still a possibility he'll start the season on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

Scheppers was examined by Dr. Keith Meister in Texas on Tuesday, and the MRI showed no structural damage. Scheppers has been cleared to resume throwing but has tossed just 3 2/3 innings this spring.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine said that the Rangers will meet on Wednesday to discuss the next course of action, but it will likely be a bullpen session.

Shawn Tolleson, who has been sidelined with tightness in his right forearm, threw another scoreless inning in a Minor League game on Tuesday. The Rangers aren't sure if he'll be ready on Opening Day, but he is progressing in that direction.

Worth noting:

• The Rangers have announced their Double-A Frisco roster, and it will include catcher Jorge Alfaro, third baseman Joey Gallo and outfielder Nomar Mazara.

• The Frisco rotation will include Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff and Andrew Faulkner. Cody Buckel has also won a spot in Frisco.

• Shortstop Elvis Andrus did not play on Tuesday for a second straight day because of some lower back fatigue but said he might play on Wednesday.

• Third baseman Adrian Beltre was not supposed to play on Tuesday but talked his way into the lineup because he felt good during the morning workout.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.