CLEVELAND - Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers was involved in an altercation at Panini's on West 6th early Friday morning.
Due to false reports of an incident involving Scheppers on Public Square, Sgt. Sammy Morris of the Cleveland Police Department issued the following statement:
"The preliminary investigation reveals that on Friday, July 26, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Texas Ranger pitcher Tanner Scheppers was involved in a physical altercation at Panini's Bar located on W. 6th Street. Further investigation reveals that the altercation was called in by Downtown Alliance workers and that Third District officers responded to the scene to investigate. Once on scene officers attempted to get information from Scheppers for a report however, he refused to provide information and refused to make a police report. Further, officers called for EMS and he refused medical attention and EMS was disregarded. The officers then conveyed Scheppers and another male to the Ranger's team hotel."
The Texas Rangers face the Cleveland Indians at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Progressive Field.