Last year, Sam Dyson was a key member of the Texas Rangers bullpen. Dyson recorded 38 saves and a 2.43 ERA, all the while flourishing in his first real exposure to the ninth inning.

Alas, his days as a bright spot have come to an end -- and soon, so will his time with the Rangers. At least, that's according to a Ken Rosenthal report, which states the Rangers will designate Dyson for assignment in the coming days with an eye on trading him:

For as good as Dyson was last season, he's been equally as poor in 2017. Following another poor outing on Wednesday, he's allowed 31 hits and 23 runs in 16 1/3 innings. He's also issued nearly twice as many walks as strikeouts.

Rosenthal notes Jose Declerc will take Dyson's place on the Rangers' active roster. The righty has put together a much better season than Dyson, racking up 18 strikeouts against five walks while posting a 2.31 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.