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Jarrod Dyson | Outfielder | #1

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southwest Mississippi JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 50 (0) / KC
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Jarrod Dyson (oblique) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Dyson, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list hours earlier, batted ninth and played right field in the game. In his first at-bat of the season, the 31-year-old singled home a run and scored one batter later. He performed well at Triple-A during his rehab and appeared to be just fine on Tuesday, so owners with a need for speed can confidently put him back in their lineups as soon as possible. Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

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Royals activated OF Jarrod Dyson from the 15-day disabled list.

Dyson was forced to begin the year on the DL with an oblique strain, but he proved his readiness by batting .318 (7-for-22) with four walks and four steals over seven games in Triple-A. The 31-year-old should get the bulk of the playing time in right field and makes for an intriguing pickup in fantasy leagues for those in need of some speed.
Apr 19 - 3:09 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said he's not putting a timetable on Jarrod Dyson's season debut.

Dyson suffered an oblique strain in his first Cactus League game and basically missed all of spring training. But he looks plenty locked in at Triple-A Omaha, where he's batting .318 with a .464 on-base percentage and four stolen bases in seven rehab games. "No time frame," Yost said Sunday. "The fact remains he didn’t have a spring training. One at-bat. We’re trying to get some at-bats under his belt and get him ready for the grind." Dyson should take over as the Royals' everyday right fielder within a week or so and he has the goods to provide an early boost of speed for mixed fantasy leaguers. Reymond Fuentes and Paulo Orlando have been filling in.
Apr 18 - 1:06 PM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

Dyson is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday, though he made need a couple of games before he's deemed ready. It sounds like he should rejoin the Royals at some point during the week.
Apr 9 - 11:32 AM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha as soon as Saturday.

Dyson has been going through drills latele and hasn't had any issues with his strained right oblique. It's unclear how many rehab games the speedy outfielder might need, but he's eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.
Apr 8 - 5:10 PM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd tweeted that Dyson looked good during the workout -- "pretty healthy" were the exact words. Dyson is aiming to come off the disabled list when first eligible early next week. He'll take over as the Royals' starting right fielder and should have considerable fantasy value as a tremendous base-stealing threat.
Apr 6 - 1:01 PM

Royals placed OF Jarrod Dyson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a right oblique strain.

The move was made prior to Sunday's season opener. Dyson recently resumed hitting in the cage and will likely go on a minor league rehab assignment soon. The speedster appears on track to return in mid April and offers some nice upside as the Royals' primary right fielder. Paulo Orlando and Reymond Fuentes will fill in for now.
Apr 4 - 10:29 AM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) has resumed hitting in the cage.

Dyson suffered a strained oblique earlier this month, but he's said to be happy with his progress. The speedster will begin the season on the disabled list, but could be back with the Royals in mid-to-late April. Paulo Orlando and Reymond Fuentes are the most likely candidates to cover right field for now.
Mar 30 - 11:50 AM

Jarrod Dyson (oblique) only expects to miss the first two weeks of the regular season.

Dyson hasn't played since suffering a strained oblique earlier this month. He'll stay behind in Arizona for extended spring training when the Royals begin their regular season. Paulo Orlando will handle right field during Dyson's absence.
Mar 17 - 12:47 PM

Jarrod Dyson has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 right oblique strain and will miss the next six weeks.

So a season-opening stint on the 15-day disabled list is most definitely coming. Dyson suffered the oblique strain in his very first Cactus League at-bat Wednesday against the Rangers and then underwent an MRI on Thursday morning to gauge the severity. Paulo Orlando will likely open the 2016 campaign as the Royals' starting right fielder. This also probably clears a path for Travis Snider to crack the Opening Day roster. Dyson should be ready around mid-to-late April.
Mar 3 - 10:20 AM

Jarrod Dyson will undergo an MRI on his strained right oblique Thursday.

Dyson suffered the oblique strain in his first Cactus League at-bat Wednesday against the Rangers. The MRI should give everybody an idea of the severity of the injury, and how much time he might miss. "We’ll find out exactly what it is, and we’ll know tomorrow," Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday evening. "We’re looking at a couple weeks, minimum, I would suspect." Dyson is expected to serve as Kansas City's primary right fielder this season. Paulo Orlando and Travis Snider could fill in if his recovery extends into April.
Mar 2 - 7:55 PM

Jarrod Dyson suffered a strained right oblique in Wednesday's Cactus League opener.

If it's on the severe side, it could cost him the remainder of spring training. Dyson is expected to be the more active member of a right-field platoon this season with the right-handed Paulo Orlando. Travis Snider entered as a replacement Wednesday. There should be a status update from the Royals by the end of the week.
Mar 2 - 4:43 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando would likely form "some sort of platoon" in right field this season.

That would put Dyson in line for most of the playing time since he hits left-handed. The speedy outfielder is obviously limited offensively as a career .255/.320/.343 hitter. However, he's stolen 146 bases in his career across 1,202 plate appearances. Dyson might be the favorite to lead the American League in pilfers if he retains a regular role in 2016.
Jan 31 - 9:59 AM

Royals and OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.725 million contract.

Dyson receives a nice little bump in salary in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The speedster currently looks to be the favorite to open 2016 as the Royals' starting right fielder.
Jan 15 - 10:42 AM

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday that Jarrod Dyson is likely to be a regular in one of their corner outfield spots.

Dyson has served as a part-time player and defensive replacement in recent years, batting .250/.311/.380 with two home runs, 18 RBI, and 26 stolen bases over 90 games this past season. He stands to serve as a regular in 2016 as things stand right now, but obviously things could change depending on what else is out there this winter. He's most valuable as a fourth-outfielder-type.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:18:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Danny Duffy
6Chien-Ming Wang
7Tim Collins
8Miguel Almonte