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Sam Dyson | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Sam Dyson had another blowup Tuesday, giving up three runs to the Angels in the ninth and sending the game to extra innings.

Dyson surrendered a leadoff homer to Danny Espinosa and three more hits before finally escaping. We imagine that Rangers manager Jeff Banister will give him at least a little break from closing after this third brutal outing. Matt Bush would be the favorite to fill in.
Apr 12 - 1:17 AM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that he does not plan on moving Sam Dyson from the closer's role despite his early struggles.

Dyson has had himself a nightmare start to the season, having surrendered a whopping eight runs in just two appearances. The Indians crushed him for five runs in a blown save on Wednesday. Said Banister, "This is a guy that's been really good for us. I'm not going to jump off after two games." While Dyson is not being pushed out of the ninth yet -- still plenty early -- Matt Bush is worth a speculative flier in mixed-league formats on the chance that Dyson fails to shake his early issues.
Apr 6 - 12:03 AM

Sam Dyson was pounded for five runs while getting just one out in his first blown save and second loss Wednesday against the Indians.

Ouch. Dyson's velocity was down while he gave up three runs in the opener, but it came back up some tonight. It didn't stop him from getting bombarded again. Perhaps health in an issue. If not, we'd expect him to bounce back in short order. However, it's probably worth speculating on Matt Bush in mixed leagues.
Apr 5 - 11:55 PM

After entering a tie game, Sam Dyson gave up three runs in the ninth to take a loss against the Indians on Monday.

If it makes him feel any better, it's been a bad Opening Day for closers. It's just the seventh time in his career that Dyson has given up three runs. He did it once in 2012, twice in 2013, once in 2014, twice in 2015 and once in 2016. If that pattern holds, it'll happen once more over the next 161 games. Dyson had a nice showing for Team USA in the WBC, and he's pretty secure in his closer's role for now, though the Rangers do have strong alternatives in Jeremy Jeffress and Matt Bush.
Apr 3 - 10:55 PM

Sam Dyson (wrist) is scheduled to throw simulated games on Thursday and Sunday.

Dyson sprained his right wrist in a fall over the weekend, but an MRI came back negative and the Rangers don't sound concerned. He doesn't expect the issue to prevent him from pitching for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Mar 1 - 10:38 AM

Sam Dyson suffered a sprained right wrist in a fall on Friday.

Dyson suffered the injury during a PFP (pitchers fielding practice) drill. He was able to pitch on Saturday, but he'll be limited to playing catch on Tuesday. An MRI came back negative and Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that all signs point to the injury being minor, but suddenly his status for the upcoming World Baseball Classic is in question.
Feb 28 - 12:38 PM

Sam Dyson will pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

He'll join the likes of Andrew Miller, Luke Gregerson, and Mychal Givens in the back-end of Team USA's bullpen. Dyson owns a 2.45 ERA in 179 appearances over the past three seasons. He saved 38 games for the Rangers in 2016.
Jan 17 - 2:12 PM

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C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez