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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson closes it out

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:11:43 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson converted his second straight save opportunity, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 14.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has righted the ship after a disastrous start. He still doesn't have a long leash as the closer, but he needs to owned in all formats for now.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson serves up winner

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:45:01 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson gave up the game-winning hit Thursday, April 7, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He came into the contest with the score tied 3-3 with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, only to yield an RBI single off the bat of 1B Albert Pujols.

Fantasy Tip: While he didn't get credit for the loss, this is still another brutal blow to Tolleson's status as closer. It's also just one game after he blew a save and got rocked by the Mariners. Fortunately for the right-hander, he was so tremendous last year for the team that he probably has a longer leash than most. Even still, if he continues to struggle for a lengthy period, Keone Kela or Sam Dyson could get a turn in the role.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson gets smoked by M's

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:21:49 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson blew his first save of the season Wednesday, April 6, versus the Seattle Mariners. He surrendered five runs on five hits, including a home run, without recording a single out.

Fantasy Tip: Yikes. Tolleson looked just fine on opening day, when he was able to convert on his first save opportunity in a clean ninth inning, but just completely came apart in this one. Even so, there should be no concern about his job status after last year's terrific breakout campaign. At the same time, you have to wonder if this type of performance will mess with his confidence in the upcoming games.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson set to pitch Saturday

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:11:06 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (back) is scheduled to pitch one inning in a B game Saturday, March 12. He has been dealing with lower back stiffness.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson is a midrange closer to target after the top options fly of the board on draft day. Barring any further setbacks, he should be ready for opening day. Tolleson posted a 2.99 ERA over 73 appearances last season with 35 saves and 76 strikeouts through 72 1/3 innings.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson throws Thursday

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:33:07 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (back) threw approximately 30 pitches during a bullpen session Thursday, March 10, and said he felt "really good" afterward.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has yet to pitch in a Cactus League game this spring due to soreness in his lower back but he should be ready for the start of the regular season barring any setbacks. He makes a decent ninth-inning option in seasonal fantasy leagues once the top-tier closers have come off the draft board.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson rehab update

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:04:07 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (back) is expected to resume throwing from a mound if he can successfully complete one more flat-ground throwing session. Tolleson has been bothered by lower back spasms and hasn't appeared in any exhibition games this year.

Fantasy Tip: Barring any significant setbacks, Tolleson should be good to go for opening day and should be targeted in drafts after the big-name closers come off the board. He went 6-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 73 appearances in 2015, with 35 saves and 76 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson to play catch

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 09:07:27 -0800

Texas Rangers CL Shawn Tolleson (back) will play a light game of catch Sunday, March 6. He has been bothered by lower back spasms for a few days.

Fantasy Tip: It could be a while before Tolleson sees game action but closers generally don't need a heavy workload during spring training to prepare for the season. The 28-year-old right-hander went 6-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 73 games last season, with 35 saves and 76 strikeouts over 72 1/3 innings. View him as a midrange closer to select after the elite ones have come off the draft board.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson avoids arbitration

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:27:08 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson re-signed a one-year, $3.275 million contract to avoid arbitration Monday, Jan. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson checks the necessary boxes to continue returning solid fantasy value as a closer for your virtual team. He walked just 2.1 batters per nine innings and stuck out 9.5 batters per nine and posted a 2.99 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP to go along with his 35 saves. View him as a mid-tier closer to grab after the top options begin being drafted.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson attracting interest

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:53:52 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson is attracting trade interest from other teams already this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson did a fantastic job stepping into the closer role for Texas last year, with a 2.99 ERA and 35 saves in 72 1/3 innings pitched. He'll likely be the closer entering the year if he isn't dealt, but given his inexperience before this year in the role (zero previous saves), he's more of a low-end closing target for fantasy owners.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson available

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:05:40 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (foot) had X-rays on his sore right foot come back negative Wednesday, Aug. 19, after he stepped awkwardly on first base Monday, Aug. 17. He is available to pitch Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has been effective and consistent in his time as Texas' closer, and he isn't currently in any danger of losing the job. He should remain owned in all leagues as he works the ninth-inning for the Rangers.

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