Dyson went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Saturday's 11-5 loss to Detroit.
He doubled his hit total Saturday while raising his season's batting average above the Mendoza Line for the first time (.219) in 2020. Dyson has scored four runs and swiped two bases in his last three games. He's also drawn three walks in four games. Pittsburgh faces righty Spencer Turnbull on Sunday. Dyson is hitting .248 against right-handers for his career, 15 points higher than his career mark against left-handed pitchers.
Dyson is out of the lineup Friday against the Tigers.
The 35-year-old started Thursday's contest and went 0-for-2 with a run scored, two stolen bases and a walk, but he'll return to the bench with lefty Matthew Boyd pitching for Detroit. Dyson is 2-for-26 through 10 games this season. Cole Tucker will start in center field and bat leadoff for the Buccos.
Dyson is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Dyson sits for the third time in the last four games. His previous two days off came against southpaws, but it's potentially significant that he'll be on the bench against righty Randy Dobnak in this one. Cole Tucker gets the nod in center field, something which may continue to happen more regularly going forward given that Dyson has just two hits and a .203 OPS in his first nine games.
Dyson went 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Twins.
He's off to a rough start, with two hits in his first 24 at-bats. Dyson, who made an error Tuesday, has stolen just one base. The 35-year-old figures to see his fair share of starts in center field, though Cole Tucker and Guillermo Heredia have become part of the mix.
Dyson is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins.
Dyson appeared off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, but he's 1-for-10 slump with one RBI over the past four games. Cole Tucker will start in center field again Monday.
Dyson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Dyson started six of the first eight games of the season, but he's 2-for-20 and will take a seat with southpaw Jon Lester taking the mound for the Cubs. Cole Tucker will start in center field for Pittsburgh in the series finale.
Dyson isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.
Dyson will sit for the second time in the first five games even as the Pirates are set to face right-hander Josh Lindblom. Dyson went 1-for-11 with two RBI and four strikeouts over his first three games this season. Guillermo Heredia is starting in center field, batting seventh.
Dyson isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Dyson went 0-for-3 in Friday's season opener, and he'll be on the bench Saturday. Guillermo Heredia will shift to center field in Dyson's absence, while Cole Tucker will start in right field and bat ninth.
The Pirates may have Dyson, who is expected to serve as the team's starting center fielder, hit near the bottom of the batting order because of his poor on-base numbers.
The 35-year-old posted a slash line of .216/.302/.299 in two seasons with Arizona. He stole 30 bases in 34 attempts last summer, swiping at least two bags in three games on 10 separate occasions. Pittsburgh signed him primarily for his strong defensive skills -- Dyson ranked sixth among National League center fielders with a 3.7 dWAR (min. 600 innings). He played in a career-high 140 games last year -- including 91 starts -- and could see plenty of playing time with the Pirates.
Dyson isn't expected to make his Grapefruit League debut until Friday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
Manager Derek Shelton said that Dyson isn't hurt but "he's 35." The outfielder is expected to start the season as the team's Opening Day center fielder. He currently has little competition for the spot, so he should see plenty of playing time. Dyson stole 30 bases in 2019, slashing .230/.313/.320 in a career-high 452 plate appearances with Arizona.
Dyson agreed to a contract with the Pirates on Wednesday, pending a physical, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The deal is for one year, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com.
The Pirates have seemingly found their Starling Marte replacement in Dyson, who incidentally arrives in Pittsburgh from Arizona, where Marte was dealt this offseason. The 35-year-old submitted a meager .230/.313/.320 slash line across 452 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks in 2019 but remained a premium asset on the basepaths, going 30-for-34 on steal attempts. Even if he doesn't claim a full-time role with Pittsburgh, the lefty-hitting Dyson at least stands a good chance at opening the season on the strong side of a platoon.
Dyson is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Dyson is just 3-for-33 (.091) at the plate in September, which has prevented him from starting back-to-back days since the first two days of the month. He figures to continue seeing at least some action in center field the rest of the way though, with Ketel Marte (back) out for the season.
Dyson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
On the bench for the fourth time in six games, Dyson looks to have slipped into a fourth-outfield role, with Adam Jones seemingly have surpassed him on the depth chart. Dyson will see plenty of usage off the bench as a defensive replacement and pinch-running specialist, but his lack of steady at-bats make him a rather unappealing lineup option outside of deeper mixed and NL-only leagues.
Dyson is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds.
Dyson will head to the bench for the third time in the last four games as Adam Jones receives another start in right field. Manager Torey Lovullo has featured a heavy right-field rotation over the last 11 contests, with Jones, Dyson and Abraham Almonte each receiving multiple starts.
Dyson sits for the second game in a row Wednesday against the Mets.
Dyson has gone 1-for-20 with eight strikeouts in the month of September. Adam Jones starts in right field Wednesday.
Dyson is not starting Tuesday against the Mets.
Dyson has started every other game over the Diamondbacks' last eight contests. Adam Jones gets the start in right field on this occasion.
Dyson was dropped to eighth in the batting order and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Dyson stole his 30th base and now has five seasons with at least 30 bags, but his bat continues to sleep. He's 8-for-61 (.131) over the last 24 games. He's typically the Diamondbacks' leadoff hitter against right-handed pitching, but the recent slump prompted manager Torey Lovullo to slot him lower Monday.
Dyson is not starting Friday against the Reds.
Dyson hits the bench for the second time in three games. Tim Locastro gets the nod in center field.
Dyson is not in Friday's lineup against the Reds.
He sits even with a right-hander (Tyler Mahle) on the hill for Cincinnati. Dyson is hitting just .114 over his last 15 games (44 at-bats), so it's easy to see why Arizona is sending him to the bench. Wilmer Flores will start at second base while Ketel Marte patrols center field.
Dyson isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.
Dyson is in line for a day off after going 2-for-15 with a pair of walks over his last five games. Ketel Marte draws the start in center field and will bat leadoff.
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|2010||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||7||25||6||6||0||0||0||6||5||2||3||3||.240||.375||.240|
|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||12||49||7||16||6||2||0||9||1||9||5||1||.327||.327||.531|
|2011||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||83||319||69||89||10||3||3||26||35||47||38||2||.279||.356||.357|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||15||63||12||21||3||3||0||5||4||5||7||1||.333||.373||.476|
|2013||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||15||52||8||8||2||0||0||1||3||12||5||0||.154||.228||.192|