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Rangers | Sam Dyson easily converts 19th save

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:18:18 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson breezed through the heart of the Chicago Cubs' order on Sunday, July 17, striking out Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras in succession to pick up his 19th save in 21 chances.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to believe Shawn Tolleson kept the closer's job as long as he did; Dyson has been spectacular in the role since taken over in mid-May. The 28-year-old has held the opposition scoreless in 11 of his last 12 appearances, with his meltdown (four runs allowed in a third of an inning) against the New York Yankees on June 29 the lone exception. Short of Texas acquiring a player like Andrew Miller at the deadline, Dyson should be considered a top-10 fantasy closer the rest of the way.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson blows save Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:31:44 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson (1-2) allowed four runs on three hits and one walk while recording just one out in a loss to the New York Yankees Wednesday, June 29. In addition to receiving the loss, Dyson was also charged with a blown save.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson had gone unscored upon in his previous seven appearances, so his job as the Rangers' closer appears to be safe for now. It was just his second blown save in 18 opportunities this season.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson given night off

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:25:40 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson was held out of action by manager Jeff Banister on Friday, June 24, to give the closer some extra rest following a day off. The Rangers blew a three-run lead in the ninth and lost, 8-7.

Fantasy Tip: On one hand it makes sense -- Dyson's 39 appearances are tied for the most in baseball -- but Jake Diekman and Matt Bush couldn't finish the job, ending Texas' 24-game winning streak when leading by multiple runs at any point in a game. Still, in the long run this probably strengthens Dyson's hold on the job.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson collects 15th save

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:45:50 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, June 22, to register his 15th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Since "officially" ascending to the closer's role on May 18, Dyson has gone a perfect 12-for-12 in save opportunities while allowing four runs in 18 1/3 innings, good for a 1.96 ERA to go with a 0.82 WHIP. As nasty as Matt Bush and Jake Diekman have been in setup roles, Dyson has been lights out in the ninth. He has an MLB-best nine saves in June and shows no signs of slowing down.

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Rangers | Jake Diekman picks up a save

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:20:27 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Jake Diekman recorded the save Saturday, June 18, instead of RP Sam Dyson.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson only threw 10 pitches Friday night and had a day off Thursday. He could have been rested because he pitched five times since last Saturday. His job shouldn't be in danger, but look to see if anything comes out about an ailment.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson named interim closer

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:07:56 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson will be the closer "in the interim," manager Jeff Banister said Wednesday, May 18.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson is a must-add arm in all fantasy formats. He only has a career 7.5 K/9 through 148 innings, but he has allowed just four runs through 19 innings this season and stands to have significant value for the duration of his stay in the role. The Rangers will provide him with plenty of save opportunities.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson out as closer

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:48:20 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson has been removed from the closer role Wednesday, May 18, with RP Sam Dyson most likely to take over.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson has good numbers (1.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP), but he doesn't have the swing-and-miss stuff you'd like in a closer with 13 K's in 19 innings. Lefty Jake Diekman could also be an option with a 2.51 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and 19 K's in 14 1/3 innings. One dark-horse candidate, which may be out of the box, is Derek Holland. He hasn't been the same pitcher after injuries derailed him for a couple of years. Yu Darvish (elbow) is close to returning, and Holland has been brutal as a starter this year. Dyson is an immediate pickup, and Diekman should be owned in AL-only formats. If Holland is dropped from the rotation, he's a sleeper in deep leagues. If you own Tolleson, bench him and hope that he turns it around quickly enough to regain his job.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson unavailable for Sunday

Sun, 15 May 2016 13:58:19 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson is unavailable in a save situation against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 15, and manager Jeff Bannister said the team is trying to figure out what is wrong with Tolleson's changeup. Opponents have four hits, including a home run, in 11 at-bats (.364) against the changeup this year. He's only throwing his changeup in the strike zone 50% of the time. Tolleson blew the save Saturday, May 14, and in the process threw his changeup just once. RP Sam Dyson, who threw only one pitch Saturday, is likely to be used in a save situation Sunday if it arises.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has been on shaky ground for a bit now, and saves speculators in all leagues should've already been eyeing Dyson. In most cases, especially if you own Tolleson, picking up Dyson before today was already done. In any case, Tolleson's job is not completely lost, but Dyson has a great shot to unseat him in the ninth-inning role if Tolleson's struggles continue.

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Rangers | Sam Dyson grabs rare save for Texas

Wed, 11 May 2016 15:42:50 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson struck out one batter without allowing a base runner during a scoreless inning to register his first save of the season during the Rangers' 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, May 11.

Fantasy Tip: Dyson could be the next man up, if closer Shawn Tolleson sustains an injury or implodes in the role. Dyson is a decent own in deep leagues, too, as he can help your ratios (2.12 ERA and 1.24 WHIP this season) and maybe vulture another save or win pitching in high-leverage situations. However, it is worth noting Tolleson gave way to Dyson Wednesday because the current closer had pitched three of the past four days.

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Marlins | Sam Dyson recalled

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:37:07 -0700

The Miami Marlins have recalled RP Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans.

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