August 18, 1982 |
|September 16, 2005, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 5, 2011, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||5.00|
Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Louisburg College, Rupe was acquired by the Texas Rangers along with Frank Francisco and minor leaguer Anthony Webster to complete an earlier trade for Carl Everett in July 2003.
Early in the 2006 season, Rupe was placed on the 60-day disabled list due to an inflamed left elbow. Upon his recovery, he spent time rehabbing with the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks. He was recalled to the Rangers on July 28, 2006, and finished the season working out of the bullpen in a middle relief role.
Rupe failed to make the big league roster to start the 2007 season, and was optioned to the RedHawks. In 2008, Rupe made the major league roster and appeared in 46 games. He was granted free agency on November 9, 2009.
He is married to April Winfree Rupe and has two sons.
- Orioles activate SS Hardy, designate RHP Rupe, Sports Illustrated, May 10, 2011.
- "School of Roch: Talking about Hunter, Bundy, and Rupe". masn Sports. Retrieved 7 August 2011.