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Shawn Tolleson | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 30 (0) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers recalled RHP Shawn Tolleson; placed him on the 60-day disabled list.
It's been an abysmal 2016 for Tolleson, who began the season as the Rangers' closer but went on to post a 7.68 ERA in 36 1/3 innings. He is officially done for the year. Aug 23 - 4:59 PM

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Rangers optioned RHP Shawn Tolleson to Triple-A Round Rock.

It's been quite a fall for Tolleson, who began the season as the Rangers' closer. He's been knocked around for 12 runs this month to push his ERA for the season up to 7.68.
Jul 29 - 4:20 PM

Rangers activated RHP Shawn Tolleson from the family medical emergency list.

Tolleson was away for a couple days to be with his father, who's battling cancer. He'll return to a setup role.
Jun 3 - 4:17 PM

Shawn Tolleson is expected to return from the family medical emergency on Friday.

Tolleson is spending a week with his father Mark, who is battling cancer. Sam Dyson took over as the Rangers' closer in mid-May and has been great in the role so far.
Jun 1 - 3:00 PM

Rangers placed RHP Shawn Tolleson on the family medical emergency list.

Tolleson is allowed to spend 3-7 days on the list. He was recently bumped from the Rangers' closer role.
May 27 - 4:08 PM

Shawn Tolleson has been informed that he is being moved out of the Rangers' ninth-inning role.

"It wasn't anything that surprised me," the right-hander said Wednesday after blowing his fourth save of the season Tuesday night via a walkoff grand slam by Khris Davis. Sam Dyson seems like the logical choice to step in. He's sitting on a 1.89 season ERA and has already picked up two saves through Tolleson's struggles.
May 18 - 1:41 PM

Shawn Tolleson blew his second consecutive save opportunity in Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the A's, allowing a grand slam to Khris Davis with two outs in the ninth inning.

If you're going to blow a save, might as well do it in the most dramatic way possible. Tolleson opened the inning by allowing an infield single to Stephen Vogt, then followed that up with a double allowed to Coco Crisp. He would induce a Billy Burns pop-up, intentionally walk Josh Reddick and induce another pop up (to Danny Valencia) before Khris Davis stepped up and put an end to the evening with the granny. Tolleson has allowed seven runs in his last two save chances (both blown), pushing his ERA from a difficult 5.40 to an untenable 9.20. It wouldn't be a shock to see manager Jeff Bannister give him a few days off to clear his head.
May 18 - 1:15 AM

Shawn Tolleson earned a one-out save on Saturday, striking out Andrew Romine with the bases loaded to protect a five-run advantage.

Tolleson entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth, and fell behind Romine 3-0 before battling back to record him on strikes. Despite his 5.56 ERA on the season, Tolleson has now successfully converted 10 of his first 12 save chances.
May 7 - 4:37 PM

Shawn Tolleson blew his second save of the season by serving up a solo homer to Justin Smoak in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Tolleson nearly lost the game in the ninth, too, loading the bases on a double and a couple walks before getting Jose Bautista to fly out to end the threat. The Jays won it in the 10th with another Smoak longball. Tolleson now holds a 5.73 ERA on the season, although that number is skewed due to one awful appearance. But, while he's pitched well overall, he might not be able to afford many more showings like he had Tuesday.
May 3 - 11:40 PM

Shawn Tolleson nailed down his ninth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the Blue Jays.

Tolleson allowed a leadoff single to Justin Smoak but then induced three straight fielder's choices to escape. While the closer's ERA still sits at an ugly 5.40, that's the result of one poor appearance. He's converted nine of 10 save opportunities and his job is pretty safe at the moment.
May 2 - 10:22 PM

Shawn Tolleson fired a 1-2-3 ninth inning Friday against the Angels on Friday for his eighth save.

Tolleson whiffed two batters in the frame. The 28-year-old gave up five runs in a disaster outing back on April 6, so he still has an ugly 6.00 ERA, but he has allowed just one run over his last nine appearances.
Apr 29 - 11:41 PM

Shawn Tolleson allowed just a single in a clean ninth to protect a one-run lead Wednesday against the Astros.

Tolleson has been awfully shaky in the early going, but he has managed to go five for six in his save chances. He can't afford many missteps with Sam Dyson looking very good in his setup role.
Apr 21 - 12:54 AM

Shawn Tolleson allowed a run but closed out the Astros to earn his fourth save on Tuesday.

A leadoff walk to Colby Rasmus turned into a run, but Tolleson didn't allow any more damage en route to the save. Even with the run allowed, the outing was another positive for the 28-year-old. One bad appearance ruined his ERA, but Tolleson has been largely effective and should continue to hold onto the Rangers' closer job as a result.
Apr 20 - 12:41 AM

Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Orioles to earn his third save.

Tolleson yielded a hit but was otherwise clean, getting three ground ball outs to avert danger. It was the second consecutive uneventful outing for the right-hander, who has kept a grip on the closer job despite a 15.00 ERA to date. Sam Dyson continues to pitch well and could take over if Tolleson falters again, but it seems Rangers manager Jeff Banister is sticking with the 28-year-old for now.
Apr 14 - 11:12 PM

Shawn Tolleson worked around a one-out double to the Angels' Mike Trout to successfully secure his second save.

Tolleson needed an uneventful inning after his recent struggles, and he was able to navigate a scoreless frame against the Angels to protect a 4-2 lead on Saturday. The right-hander isn't a top-tier closer and can't afford too many struggles before manager Jeff Banister begins to look over Tolleson's shoulder to Sam Dyson or Keone Kela. Saturday's outing was a step in the right direction, though, and should keep the pressure off for now.
Apr 10 - 12:42 AM

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