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Sam Dyson | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / TOR
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Giants acquired RHP Sam Dyson from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Dyson was designated for assignment by Texas last week after posting a dreadful 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances. He opened the 2017 season as the Rangers' closer but lost that job by mid-April. The 29-year-old right-hander will try to get his career back on track with San Francisco. Jun 6 - 8:17 PM

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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Monday that he hopes to complete a trade of Sam Dyson in the next day or two.

Daniels noted that he's received a number of offers from clubs and has narrowed it down to 2-3 teams. The Rays and Twins are known to have interest, but it's unclear whether they're among the 2-3 clubs Daniels is referring to. Dyson has posted a 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances this season with the Rangers and even spent time in the minors for a while. However, the 29-year-old entered 2017 with a career 2.93 ERA and he saved 38 games for Texas last season, so he's a worthy reclamation project. The team that acquires Dyson will have him under control through 2020.
Jun 5 - 5:51 PM

Rangers designated RHP Sam Dyson for assignment.

Dyson lost his closer role, got demoted and ultimately posted a 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances this season with the Rangers. The 29-year-old entered 2017 with a career 2.93 ERA and he saved 38 games for Texas last season so they shouldn't have trouble finding a trade partner for the reliever.
Jun 2 - 3:52 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays "will look into" Sam Dyson.

Topkin adds that it "may be just usual due diligence, or could end up being more." Dyson is expected to be designated for assignment by the Rangers on Friday after posting a 10.80 ERA over 17 appearances this season. However, the 29-year-old entered 2017 with a career 2.93 ERA and he saved 38 games for Texas last season. Dyson is also under team control through 2020. There will be interest from multiple teams.
Jun 2 - 1:30 PM

The Rangers will designate Sam Dyson for assignment, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Per Rosenthal, the Rangers are looking to trade Dyson and have already received interest from at least one team. Dyson had success in the closer role last year but has bottomed out in 2017, producing a miserable 10.80 ERA over 17 outings while ceding ninth-inning work to Matt Bush. The move to DFA Dyson should be made official Friday when the Rangers activate Jose Leclerc (finger) from the 10-day disabled list.
Jun 1 - 10:47 PM

Sam Dyson gave up three runs -- one earned -- in the 10th inning to absorb a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

Closer Matt Bush blew a save in the ninth inning, then Dyson blew the game in the 10th. Dyson surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced (Logan Morrison), then gave up a two-run shot to Derek Norris. This was the fifth time this season that Dyson has given up three or more runs in a relief outing. He began the season as the Rangers' closer but was quickly yanked from that role. He has a dreadful 10.80 ERA in 16 games. He has given up six home runs and issued 12 walks against only seven strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings.
Jun 1 - 12:42 AM

Sam Dyson took his fifth loss after failing to retire any of the seven Red Sox he faced Wednesday.

Yes, seven batters. Dyson entered this one with a 3-1 lead, and Jeff Banister didn't take him out until the Red Sox were up 8-3. That's practically criminal from Banister; Dyson had been a lot better since coming off the DL, but he still entered this one with a 9.42 ERA. The lone leash just didn't make any sense at all. Whatever ground Dyson had made up these last few weeks is all given back now. He was charged with five runs, four of which were earned. His ERA is back up to 11.93.
May 24 - 10:46 PM

Sam Dyson yielded a go-ahead solo home run to Kyle Seager in the eighth inning of Sunday’s loss to the Mariners.

The Tigers held a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. They would surrender three runs in that frame, with Dyson coming on to pitch in the newly-tied 3-3 contest in the eighth inning. Seager proceeded to pounce for a go-ahead solo home run off the embattled reliever with one out in the frame. To call Dyson’s season to date a rocky one would be an understatement. In just 10 2/3 innings, he has surrendered 15 runs on 18 hits, including four home runs.
May 7 - 7:53 PM

Rangers activated RHP Sam Dyson from the 10-day disabled list.

Dyson made a couple rehab appearances and appears to be over the hand injury that he may or may not have actually had in the first place. The former closer will work in the middle innings for now.
Apr 28 - 4:05 PM

Sam Dyson (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Dyson declared himself ready after appearing in back-to-back games for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday and Tuesday. "I think it was pretty positive," said Dyson. "Yeah, I’m definitely ready to come back up here and contribute." Dyson was placed on the disabled list with a bruised hand, but we suspect the Rangers just wanted to give the right-hander a break after blowing three straight saves to begin the year. He'll return to a setup role ahead of new closer Matt Bush.
Apr 26 - 7:52 PM

Sam Dyson (hand) allowed one run on two hits in a one-inning rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Round Rock.

That's obviously not a promising note, but Dyson needed only 10 pitches to ultimately get three outs and he pitched a scoreless inning in his rehab debut with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. The right-hander is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Thursday, and he now has back-to-back rehab appearances under his belt. It should be time.
Apr 25 - 10:59 PM

Sam Dyson (hand) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

He'll make back-to-back appearances for Round Rock on Monday and Tuesday. Dyson is eligible for activation from the disabled list on Thursday, and it's looking like he'll be ready at that time. He will not, however, regain his closer job.
Apr 23 - 12:50 PM

Rangers placed RHP Sam Dyson on the 10-day disabled list with a right hand contusion.

We can certainly debate whether or not Dyson is actually injured, as the Rangers could just be looking for a way to get him off the roster for a while given his 27.00 ERA. Either way, he's obviously not going to be seeing another save chance anytime soon. The Rangers haven't announced who their new closer will be, but Matt Bush and Jeremy Jeffress are the obvious candidates.
Apr 17 - 7:06 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said after Sunday's game that he'd meet with his coaches do decide how to best move forward in the ninth inning.

In other words, it sounds as though Sam Dyson is on the outs after his latest blown save on Sunday. The right-hander owns a disastrous 27.00 ERA and has blown all three of his save chances this season. Jeremy Jeffress and Matt Bush are the most likely candidates to take over the closer's role, with a slight edge to Jeffress due to his experience in the ninth inning.
Apr 16 - 11:33 PM

Sam Dyson was saddled with a blown save after surrendering a pair of runs in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Nomar Mazara handed Dyson a 7-6 lead via a home run in the top of the ninth. Dyson then proceeded to -- as he has done multiple times this season -- disintegrate. Sunday's meltdown happened in true water torture fashion as follows: Infield single, infield single, intentional walk, run-scoring walk (unintentional, as if it needs to be said), fielder's choice, game-winning infield RBI single. Just how much more high-leverage work Dyson receives in the short term moving forward is very much a question at this point.
Apr 16 - 8:26 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
3Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Cory Gearrin
4George Kontos
5Bryan Morris
6Josh Osich
7Sam Dyson
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith