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Top Jarrod Dyson News

  • Blue Jays' Jarrod Dyson: Swipes two bags in Monday's start

    Dyson went 1-for-2 with a walk and two stolen bases in Monday's 7-3 win over the Orioles.

    Getting the start in center field and batting ninth for his new club, Dyson did what he does best, swiping second and third in the third inning with two outs. The 37-year-old likely won't see much playing time in Toronto, especially with George Springer back in action, but Dyson still has the speed to make an impact when he does find himself in the lineup. He's stolen 10 bases this season in only 136 plate appearances, the 10th time in his career he's reached double-digit thefts.

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  • Blue Jays' Jarrod Dyson: Activated for Sunday's game

    The Blue Jays activated Dyson ahead of Sunday's game against the Tigers.

    Toronto claimed Dyson off waivers from Kansas City on Friday, but his status was in limbo the past two days while the Blue Jays delayed making a corresponding transaction to open up a spot for him on the 26-man active roster. With the Blue Jays moving infielder Santiago Espinal (hip) to the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale, Dyson is now eligible to make his Toronto debut. He'll likely serve as a fourth or fifth outfield for the Blue Jays for the final month of the season, making most of his impact as a pinch runner off the bench or as a late-inning defensive replacement.

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  • Blue Jays' Jarrod Dyson: Claimed by Blue Jays

    Dyson was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Dyson will get to play for a contender down the stretch, though whether the Blue Jays still count in that category following their recent slide is debatable. He'll give the team extra depth in center field and provides speed off the bench, but George Springer is nearing a return from a knee injury, so Dyson's unlikely to earn regular at-bats. Even if injuries open up unexpected playing time, his .214/.290/.292 slash line over the last four years combined makes him an unappealing fantasy option for anyone who isn't desperate for steals.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Posts eighth steal

    Dyson went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Houston.

    The outfielder worked the back half of a double steal with Michael Taylor in the third inning. Dyson started in right field Tuesday as part of the ripple effect from Carlos Santana (hip) being out of the lineup. Through 130 plate appearances, Dyson is 8-for-11 in stolen base attempts while adding 10 RBI and 13 runs scored.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Ends skid in loss

    Dyson went 1-for-4 in Thursday's 6-3 extra-inning loss to Houston.

    While not particularly notable alone, Dyson's single Thursday ended an 0-for-16 skid at the plate dating back to July 31. The outfielder continues to see limited playing time, drawing just 126 plate appearances in 71 contests. He's added seven stolen bases, nine RBI, 13 runs scored and a pair of doubles.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Moves to bench

    Dyson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Following Jorge Soler's trade to Atlanta, Dyson started in right field in both of the Royals' past two games, going 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored between the contests. While the trade of Soler is a net positive for Dyson's playing-time outlook, the 45-58 Royals aren't likely to hand an everyday role to a 36-year-old journeyman on an expiring deal. Instead, 25-year-old Edward Olivares -- who was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday and will start Sunday -- is a likelier candidate than Dyson to serve as Soler's primary replacement.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Starting Friday

    Dyson is starting Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Dyson had been on the bench for each of the last three games, but he could see an uptick in playing time after Jorge Soler was traded to Atlanta on Friday. He's hitting .237 with eight extra-base hits, 10 runs, eight RBI and seven stolen bases in 62 games this season.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Swipes bag in win

    Dyson stole a base as a pinch runner on Tuesday's 5-2 win over Milwaukee.

    The 36-year-old outfielder continues to serve in a bench role, but he's now provided seven stolen bases this season. Dyson has a lackluster .241/.284/.349 slash line with seven RBI, nine runs scored and a pair of triples through 90 plate appearances. It's unlikely he'll be counted on in even a platoon role.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Knocks in both runs in loss

    Dyson went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Minnesota.

    The outfielder prevented Kansas City from being shut out with his two-RBI single in the ninth inning. Playing time remains scarce for Dyson, who is slashing .250/.296/.355 with seven RBI, nine runs scored and six stolen bases through 83 plate appearances. He occasionally spells Michael Taylor in center field but more often serves as a bench option.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Not starting Friday

    Dyson is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

    With Andrew Benintendi (ribs) landing on the injured list Monday, it seemed possible that Dyson would see an increased role in the Royals' outfield. However, that has not been the case to this point, with Tuesday's game against the Tigers marking Dyson's only start of the week so far.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Could be in line for increased role

    Dyson is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, batting seventh and playing left field.

    With Andrew Benintendi on the injured list with a right rib fracture, the speedy Dyson will fill in as the left fielder Tuesday. Dyson could see more starts in coming days with Benintendi on the shelf until at least the latter part of next week.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Swipes another bag

    Dyson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's 11-2 loss to Oakland.

    Dyson worked a double-steal with Nicky Lopez in the third inning. Saturday was a rare start for Dyson, who took Michael Taylor's place in center field. Through 53 plate appearances, Dyson is slashing .277/.346/.383 with six steals, an RBI and seven runs scored this season.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Notches stolen base

    Dyson stole a base as a pinch runner in Friday's 4-3 loss to Oakland.

    Dyson pinch ran for Kelvin Gutierrez in the ninth inning, but the former couldn't come around to score. The 36-year-old outfielder continues to be a depth option for Kansas City. He's contributed five steals, one RBI, seven runs scored and two triples in just 49 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Adds fourth steal

    Dyson entered Thursday's 6-5 win over Minnesota as a pinch runner, stealing a base and scoring a run.

    While he didn't draw a plate appearance in the contest, Dyson was able to make an impact in the seventh inning. He replaced Carlos Santana on the basepaths, stole a base, then scored after a pair of errors from Minnesota's center fielder Gilberto Celestino. For the season, Dyson is 4-for-5 in stolen base attempts. He's added a .250/.318/.375 slash line while mainly entering games off the bench.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Records steal

    Dyson went 0-for-1 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over Milwaukee.

    The speedy outfielder entered as a pinch runner for Kelvin Gutierrez in the seventh inning. Dyson promptly stole second and came around to score on a Nicky Lopez single. Dyson remained in the game in right field, and he lined out in the eighth inning. The 36-year-old has gone 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts this year. He's added two triples, a double and five runs scored across 35 plate appearances, although he often enters games off the bench.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Limited role this season

    Dyson has just 27 plate appearances in 19 games this season.

    Dyson has often worked in a bench role, entering the game as a defensive replacement or pinch runner. He's been reasonably productive with two stolen bases, two triples and a double in his limited time. Dyson's path to playing time is blocked by Michael Taylor, who has seen the bulk of the starts in center field.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Steals base in win

    Dyson came in as a pinch runner in the ninth inning against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, stole second base and eventually came around to score to tie the game up at eight apiece.

    Dyson replaced Michael Taylor on first base following a leadoff single in the ninth while representing the tying run. After stealing second, he came around thanks to two consecutive successful sacrifices. Dyson has just nine plate appearances to his name this season; he's managed two singles, a triple, two stolen bases and two runs scored thus far.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Displays speed off bench

    Dyson went 1-for-1 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Angels.

    Dyson was a defensive replacement in right field for Jorge Soler in the sixth inning. The speedy Dyson got aboard with an infield single in the seventh and stole second base, but he didn't come around to score. The 36-year-old outfielder has made only six plate appearances as a depth outfielder this year. His path to playing time is blocked by Michael Taylor in center field, while Kyle Isbel and Soler figure to see most of the starts in right.

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  • Royals' Jarrod Dyson: Returns to bench

    Dyson is back on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Angels after he started in right field in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over Los Angeles.

    Filling in for Kyle Isbel, Dyson went 0-for-3 in his first start of the season. Though the 36-year-old still boasts quality speed, the Royals haven't made much use of him off the bench. He appeared in only three of the team's first eight games prior to getting the start Tuesday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 165 lbs
Birthplace: McComb, MS
Age: 37
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: L, R