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Sam Dyson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers manager Jeff Banister said after Thursday's Game 1 victory that Shawn Tolleson "is still our guy, and you will see him at the end of the game."
Banister used Sam Dyson to close out Thursday's win, as he felt his groundball tendencies were a better option in the ninth inning against the middle of the Blue Jays' lineup. The situation could come up again, so don't rule Dyson out for more save chances, but it looks like Tolleson retains his closer tag. "In a series like this," Banister said, "it’s about finding the best matchups for our bullpen. It’s not ninth inning, eighth inning, seventh inning. It’s about those guys coming in when we feel it’s the best opportunity for them to get the outs we need to get." Oct 9 - 9:41 AM

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Sam Dyson notched his second save in four days Wednesday against the Astros.

Shawn Tolleson was rested tonight after pitching six of the previous seven days, so Dyson was the choice to close. It's surprising the Rangers so quickly identified him as their second best reliever, but he should live up to it.
Aug 6 - 12:38 AM

Rangers acquired RHP Sam Dyson from the Marlins in exchange for C Tomas Telis and LHP Cody Ege.

Dyson holds a 3.68 ERA with 41 strikeouts over 44 innings this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Jul 31 - 5:01 PM

Sam Dyson was tagged for six runs in an inning by the Tigers on Wednesday.

Ouch. Dyson was a strong piece in the Marlins pen after getting called up last June, amassing a 2.14 ERA in 42 innings, but he wasn't promised a gig this spring. It did help his case that Carter Capps was sent down, and he entered today with a 3.00 ERA and a 5/1 K/BB ratio in six innings, so it's just the one bad game. Whether there's room for him in the pen could hinge on the Marlins trading Brad Hand.
Mar 25 - 4:42 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 26-year-old has been pitching well for New Orleans, posting a 2.49 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings. He will function in middle relief.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Sam Dyson to Triple-A New Orleans.

It's his reward for going 1 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up his first major league win Tuesday. Dyson should get another shot later this season.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Dyson has put up a 2.66 ERA in 10 relief appearances for New Orleans this season. He'll likely only be up for a couple days while Nathan Eovaldi is on paternity leave.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Making his first major league start, Sam Dyson was torched for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Phillies on Monday.

Dyson, a 2009 10th-round pick, had previously made two relief appearances for the Blue Jays last year and three for the Marlins over the past few weeks. If he has a future in the majors, it will probably be in the pen.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 10:18:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Dyson has posted a 2.67 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 62/36 K/BB ratio in 111 1/3 innings this season in the Marlins' minor league system. He is not fantasy-relevant.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Marlins claimed RHP Sam Dyson off waivers from the Blue Jays.

Dyson was designated for assignment last week after posting a 3.04 ERA and 38/20 K/BB ratio over 74 innings last season between High-A and Double-A. The sinkerballer could turn out to be a useful middle reliever.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Sam Dyson for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Mark DeRosa on the active roster. Dyson made two appearances with the Blue Jays last season and posted a 3.04 ERA and 38/20 K/BB ratio between High-A and Double-A. He could draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Samuel Dyson from Double-A New Hampshire.

Dyson posted a 3.09 ERA between High- and Double-A this season and also had a cup of coffee in the majors. He'll be in the mix for a bullpen job next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 12:36:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Sam Dyson to Double-A New Hampshire.

Dyson allowed four hits, two walks and three earned runs in two relief appearances (spanning less than an inning) with Toronto. He'll be given another try eventually.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 11:48:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Sam Dyson from Double-A New Hampshire.

Dyson has registered a stellar 0.75 WHIP in 24 innings this season at the Double-A level. He doesn't quite have swing-and-miss stuff, but the 24-year-old right-hander should do fine a middle relief role for Toronto.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 08:53:00 AM

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C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Will Venable
3Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Antoan Richardson
3Drew Stubbs
4Leonys Martin
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Strausborger
3Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Derek Holland
3Martin Perez
4Yovani Gallardo
5Colby Lewis
6Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Jake Diekman
4Keone Kela
5Sam Freeman
6Anthony Bass
7Andrew Faulkner
8Nick Tepesch
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Alex Claudio
11Luke Jackson
12Ross Ohlendorf
13Tanner Scheppers
14Nick Martinez