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Shawn Tolleson
7.68 11 29
Team: Tampa BayHt / Wt: 6-2 / 220 NFBC ADP: 669.48
Position: RPBorn: 1/19/1988 Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 30th Round by Dodgers (2010)

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Jan. 23 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET0:35 GMT8:35 5:35 PM MST7:35 PM EST8:05 PM VEN4:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT-Tampa Bay said Monday it had agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with Tolleson, who can make an additional $1.15 million in bonuses.
Analysis: Tolleson was 2-2 with 11 saves and a 7.68 ERA in 37 games last year, when his season was cut short by a lower back strain. He became a free agent in October when he refused an outright assignment to the minors.
Oct. 27 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Tolleson has been granted free agency after declining an outright minor league assignment. The move Thursday came a day after the Rangers announced that Tolleson had cleared outright waivers and would be assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.
Analysis: Tolleson was 2-2 with 11 saves and a 7.68 ERA in 37 appearances this year. The 28-year-old right-hander had 35 saves in 2015, and 11 more this season, but lost the closer job to Sam Dyson after blowing saves in consecutive appearances in mid-May. After time away from the team to be with his father, who was dealing with cancer, Tolleson later was sent to the minors. He missed the rest of the season after going on the 60-day disabled list because of a lower back sprain.
Aug. 23 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Tolleson has been moved to the 60-day DL with a back issue and will not pitch the rest of the season.
Analysis: Tolleson endured a rough season, going 2-2 with a 7.68 ERA in 37 games and losing his closer role.
July 29 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Tolleson has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room on the 25-man roster for newly acquired Lucas Harrell.
Analysis: Tolleson was 2-2 with 11 saves and a 7.68 ERA in 37 relief appearances this season. The right-hander, who had 35 saves in 2015, relinquished the closer role to Sam Dyson after blowing saves in consecutive appearances in mid-May.
May 27 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Tolleson (family medical emergency list) is to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.
Analysis: He is 0-2 with 11 saves and a 10.13 ERA this season.
May 18 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)3:33 PM CT-Tolleson will not be closing games for Texas for a while, Rangers manager Jeff Banister revealed before Wednesday's series finale with the Oakland Athletics. He will be replaced by Sam Dyson.
Analysis: Tolleson, who enters play tied with A's Ryan Madson and Seattle's Cishek for the AL lead with 11 saves, had his fourth blown save Tuesday night, allowing a grand slam to Khris Davis with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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