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Sam Dyson
2.43 38 55
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-1 / 205 NFBC ADP: 144.25
Position: RPBorn: 5/7/1988 Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Blue Jays (2010)

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Jan. 13 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-The Rangers and Dyson have agreed to a $3.52 million contract for 2017 to avoid arbitration.
Analysis: Dyson earned a substantial raise after recording 38 saves and posting a 2.43 ERA in 73 appearances for the AL West champion Rangers last season. The hard-throwing right-hander is expected to reprise his closer's role in 2017.
Sep. 28 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET0:48 ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST12:18 AM VEN8:48 UAE11:48 PM CT-Dyson overcame two walks in the ninth inning to shut the door on the Brewers in a 6-4 victory Tuesday night, recording his 37th save in 42 cahnces.
Analysis: Dyson has allowed one run in 13 innings over his last 13 appearances, recording 10 saves and two wins.
Sep. 7 6:50 AM PT7:50 AM MT8:50 AM CT9:50 AM ET9:50 ET13:50 GMT21:50 6:50 AM MST8:50 AM EST9:20 AM VEN17:50 UAE8:50 AM CT-Dyson allowed one hit and struck out one in the ninth inning to pick up his 32nd save in Tuesday's 10-7 win over the Mariners.
Analysis: Dyson hasn't allowed a run while converting five straight saves over his last five appearances. He's struck out six and given up only two hits in five innings over that span.
Aug. 17 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Dyson suffered his fourth blown save in 31 chances Tuesday, giving up a run and three hits in the ninth inning against Oakland despite striking out the side.
Analysis: Dyson could be in danger of losing the closer's job, getting scored upon in three of his last six appearances while allowing eight hits and two walks in six innings. Rangers manager Jeff Bannister might not wait much longer to turn to trade deadline acquisition Jeremy Jeffress, who converted all but one of his 28 save chances with Milwaukee.
July 29 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET10:53 ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST10:23 AM VEN18:53 UAE9:53 AM CT-Dyson earned his 21st save in 23 opportunities Thursday, stranding the tying run at third base after walking the leadoff batter in the ninth.
Analysis: Dyson is 5 for 5 in save opportunities in July behind a 1.04 ERA.
July 25 12:46 PM PT1:46 PM MT2:46 PM CT3:46 PM ET15:46 ET19:46 GMT3:46 12:46 PM MST2:46 PM EST3:16 PM VEN23:46 UAE2:46 PM CT-Dyson worked a scoreless ninth inning Sunday at Kansas City to register his 20th save.
Analysis: Though he doesn't pick up a lot of strikeouts, Dyson's 2.38 ERA and 20 saves in 22 chances on one of the AL's best teams have made him a highly dependable option at the closer's spot.
June 30 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET0:53 ET4:53 GMT12:53 9:53 PM MST11:53 PM EST12:23 AM VEN8:53 UAE11:53 PM CT-Dyson had a streak of 16 straight successful save opportunities end when he imploded in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Dyson served up a game-tying three-run homer to Brian McCann and a walk-off two-run shot to Didi Gregorius as Texas blew a six-run ninth-inning lead in the 9-7 defeat. The right-hander had allowed just one home run in his previous 40 appearances.
May 18 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Dyson is now the Rangers closer.
Analysis: Shawn 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, giving Dyson the job.

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