Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:07:41 -0700
Texas Rangers RHP Sam Dyson (hand) and C Brett Nicholas (knee) are slated to begin rehab assignments with Class AAA Round Rock on Monday, April 24.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:28:24 -0700
Texas Rangers RHP Sam Dyson (hand) threw live batting practice Saturday, April 22, and is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Round Rock Monday, April 24. He could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Thursday, April 27.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:08:32 -0700
Texas Rangers RHP Sam Dyson (hand) pitched a simulated inning Thursday, April 20. He's currently on the DL with a bruised hand.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:19:48 -0700
Texas Rangers RHP Sam Dyson (hand) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday, April 17, because of a right hand contusion. The team also recalled RHP Keone Kela from Class AAA Round Rock.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:39:57 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Sam Dyson avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 13, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.52 million deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.