Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:41:07 -0800
Free-agent RP Shawn Tolleson (Rangers) signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, Jan. 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 07:22:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson has rejected an outright assignment to Class AAA Round Rock and opted to become a free agent.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:49:53 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson cleared outright waivers Wednesday, Oct. 26, and have been assigned to Class AAA Round Rock.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:38:07 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson was optioned to Class AAA Round Rock Friday, July 29.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:55:31 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson is scheduled to be activated from emergency medical leave Friday, June 3.
Fantasy Tip: Because of Tolleson's struggles in the ninth inning this year, he had been replaced by Sam Dyson, who has performed admirably in the role. Expect Tolleson to return as a late-inning setup man, which virtually kills all of his fantasy value.
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:26:50 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson was placed on emergency family medical leave Friday, May 27. Tolleson must be on the leave list at least three days and a maximum of seven.
Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has minimal fantasy value after losing the closer job. He has allowed 18 runs through just 16 innings and doesn't warrant a roster spot at this stage of the season.
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.
Tue, 17 May 2016 23:42:54 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson blew his fourth save of the season Tuesday, May 17, against the Oakland Athletics. He lasted just 2/3 inning, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk, en route to suffering his second loss.
Fantasy Tip: Uh oh, that's now three blown saves this month for Tolleson. The right-hander was facing some adversity in the beginning of April, but after settling down since then, he's come apart again and could see his status as the closer in jeopardy. Sam Dyson would probably be first in line for save opportunities should Tolleson lose his job.
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.
Sat, 14 May 2016 22:22:36 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson gave up home runs to Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak and SS Troy Tulowitzki in the ninth inning Saturday, May 14. Tolleson has a 7.07 earned run average and has blown two of his last four save chances.
Fantasy Tip: Tolleson leads the American League with 11 saves, but closing is often a case of what have you done for me lately. If Tolleson is showing signs of a meltdown, the team may elect to take him out for the time being and let him work things out. Tolleson may have earned a longer leash for the moment, but if you have Tolleson in a fantasy league you may want to consider picking up Tom Wilhelmsen. Wilhelmsen also has prior closing experiece.