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Shawn Tolleson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Shawn Tolleson needed just eight pitches to retire the Indians in order and record a save in Monday's victory.
Tolleson struck out Brandon Moss to lead off the frame and then got a lineout and a groundout to preserve the two-run win. The righty has struck out six while allowing just three baserunners and no runs in converting all four of his save chances since taking over the closer role. With a ridiculous 30/4 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings, Tolleson looks like a good bet to keep the gig for a while. May 25 - 8:23 PM

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Shawn Tolleson struck out all three hitters that he faced on Sunday, preserving a three-run lead against the Yankees to earn his third save of the week.

It looks as though he's running away with the closer's job in Texas as Tolleson has converted each of his first three chances with ease. The right-hander now boasts a 3.10 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings on the season. He needs to be scooped up in any mixed leagues where he may still be available.
May 24 - 11:36 PM

Shawn Tolleson earned a save for the second straight day with a scoreless ninth Thursday against the Red Sox.

The Rangers were prepared to bring Tolleson into a 3-1 game in bottom of the ninth, but they also had Neftali Feliz warming up in case they scored a couple of runs in the top of the inning. Tolleson pitched around a leadoff double tonight, striking out the last two batters he faced. Consider him the Rangers' closer until he blows one. That said, he might get Friday off now, potentially putting Feliz in line for a save chance.
May 21 - 10:11 PM

Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Tolleson didn't exactly lock it down. He gave up a one-out double to Mookie Betts in a one-run game, which was followed by a well-hit flyout from Dustin Pedroia, an intentional walk of David Ortiz and a sharp one-hopper from Hanley Ramirez hit right at the second baseman. It was Tolleson's first career save in his 123rd career relief appearance. He should remain the favorite for saves until Neftali Feliz convinces the Rangers he's ready for another shot.
May 20 - 10:56 PM

Shawn Tolleson (forearm) is expected to avoid the disabled list.

Indications had been when Tolleson injured his forearm a couple weeks ago that he would surely need a DL stint, but he's now been given a clean bill of health and will appear in a Cactus League game Friday. He had an impressive 2.76 ERA in 71 2/3 innings last season.
Apr 3 - 4:00 PM

Shawn Tolleson (forearm) threw a perfect inning in a Triple-A game on Tuesday afternoon.

Tolleson needed only seven pitches to get through the frame. He's been slowed in Rangers camp by some forearm tightness, but an MRI taken last week showed no structural damage. The 27-year-old is expected to begin the season the disabled list, but he should be activated by the middle of April.
Mar 31 - 5:04 PM

Shawn Tolleson (forearm) will appear in a minor league game Sunday.

An MRI on Tolleson's forearm revealed no structural damage, but he's still expected to begin the season on the disabled list. By pitching him in minor league games, the Rangers can backdate a DL move.
Mar 29 - 11:33 AM

An MRI on Shawn Tolleson's right forearm showed no structural damage.

Tolleson will be examined by Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Friday to determine his next step. The MRI news is obviously good, but Tolleson is still expected to begin the season on the disabled list. "In our minds it was very positive news," assistant general manager Thad Levine said. "We don’t think he’s lost any significant arm strength."
Mar 27 - 12:13 PM

Shawn Tolleson will be examined by Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers' team physician, on Friday.

Tolleson has been bothered by right forearm tightness since late last week. The exam Friday will include an MRI, which should help the Rangers map a path for the 27-year-old setup man. Tolleson had an impressive 2.76 ERA in 71 2/3 innings last season.
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Mar 26 - 4:02 PM

Shawn Tolleson will have an MRI on his right forearm.

Tolleson was scratched from an appearance Sunday with forearm tightness, so the Rangers are obviously concerned about the reliever's health. Tolleson played catch Tuesday without issue. The results of the MRI will be known Thursday, at which point the club will know more about his outlook. His chances of being ready for Opening Day grow less likely by the day.
Mar 25 - 6:14 PM

Shawn Tolleson was scratched from a scheduled appearance Sunday with forearm soreness.

The Rangers are saying they're not concerned and don't think it's serious. Tolleson was an effective reliever for the club last year, posting a 2.76 ERA in 71 2/3 innings.
Mar 22 - 12:29 PM

An MRI revealed no structural damage on the shoulder of Shawn Tolleson, and he has been cleared to resume throwing.

The 26-year-old right-hander is competing for a spot in the Rangers bullpen this spring, after an injury plagued 2013 season where he was limited to just 7 2/3 innings.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Shawn Tolleson felt some minor shoulder soreness following a scoreless inning in an intrasquad game Monday.

It doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about, but the Rangers will surely take it easy with him over the next few days. Tolleson is competing for a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Rangers claimed RHP Shawn Tolleson off waivers from the Dodgers.

Tolleson was limited to one appearance in the majors this season due to back and hip injuries. The 25-year-old had a 4.30 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 37 2/3 innings with the Dodgers in 2012 and could be a contributor in Texas' bullpen next year.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Dodgers transferred RHP Shawn Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Tolleson is still in recovery mode from April back surgery and recently suffered a new left hip injury. He is unlikely to return by the end of the regular season.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 05:53:00 PM

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