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March 5, 2021 03:48 PM
Sam Dyson: Handed year-long suspension
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Dyson was handed a year-long suspension Friday for violating the league's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

The suspension stems from allegations by Dyson's ex-girlfriend which were made back in November of 2019. Dyson didn't pitch in 2020 while recovering from shoulder surgery and will now miss all of 2021 as well. He'll be heading into his age-34 season if he attempts a comeback in 2022.

November 26, 2019 02:16 PM
Sam Dyson: Investigated for domestic violence
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Dyson (shoulder) is being investigated by MLB for an alleged domestic violence incident, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The league began the investigation after Dyson's ex-girlfriend wrote about the alleged incident on social media. Dyson is already expected to miss most of all of the 2020 campaign as he recovers from shoulder surgery and could now be suspended on top of that, depending on the results of the investigation.

November 2, 2019 11:24 AM
Sam Dyson: Elects free agency
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Dyson (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester and elected free agency Saturday, La Velle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

The 31-year-old underwent shoulder surgery in September and is expected to miss most or all of the 2020 season. Prior to the injury, Dyson recorded a 3.32 ERA and career-best 1.06 WHIP in 62.1 innings with the Giants and Twins last season. The right-hander showed that he can still be an effective middle reliever in 2019, but it's unclear whether a team will take a chance on him after he had surgery on his throwing shoulder.

September 25, 2019 04:44 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Undergoes shoulder surgery
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Dyson underwent capsule repair surgery in his right shoulder Tuesday and could be out up to 12 months, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

Dyson could miss the entire 2020 season and his career could be in jeopardy with this type of surgery. The Twins traded for Dyson in July to not only bolster their bullpen for this season, but next year as well, so this will impact their offseason plans.

September 25, 2019 06:28 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: May need shoulder surgery
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Dyson may need surgery on his shoulder that would push his return to the mound until the middle of the 2020 season, the La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Dyson met with specialist Dr. Neal El-Attrache on Monday in Los Angeles and indications are that he will need surgery. The Twins traded for Dyson in July to not only bolster their bullpen for both 2019 and the future, so this will impact their offseason plans. Dyson went on the injured list in early September with what was reported as biceps tendinitis, but the issue is apparently much more extensive.

September 14, 2019 12:28 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Season in doubt
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Dyson (biceps) suffered a setback and may not be able to return this season, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache a week from Monday and surgery is a possibility, per Miller. An MRI earlier this month did not reveal structural damage, but perhaps this setback changes the diagnosis.

September 6, 2019 06:08 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: MRI shows no structural damage
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Dyson's (biceps) MRI showed no structural damage Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Dyson battled biceps tendinitis in early August and has been dealing with a new biceps problem over the last few days. His return date remains unclear, but he appears to have avoided a particularly serious injury.

September 6, 2019 02:00 AM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Leaves team with sore biceps
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Dyson was sent to Minnesota with a recurrence of minor soreness in his biceps, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Just trying to get out ahead" of the problem, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said.

While Falvey has downplayed the issue, it's a concern because Dyson spent ten days on the injured list with the same problem in early August. He had success after his return from the 10-day DL with a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings, but just a 5.9 K/9.

August 13, 2019 04:08 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Returns from IL
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Dyson (biceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Dyson was moved to the IL on Aug. 4 due to right biceps tendinitis, but he's made a quick recovery and will be available to pitch in Tuesday's series opener in Milwaukee. He was knocked around for six runs in his first two appearances with the Twins and now sits with a 3.48 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with a 48:9 K:BB over 51.2 innings this season.

August 12, 2019 01:48 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Could be activated Tuesday
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Dyson (biceps) could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list as soon as Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

A trade-deadline pickup from the Giants, Dyson was blasted for six runs across his first two relief appearances with the Twins before being shut down with right biceps tendinitis. Fortunately, the 31-year-old has seemed to make quick progress in his recovery from the injury, as he played catch Friday and Saturday before completing a bullpen session Sunday. The Twins will see how Dyson looks coming out of Monday's off day before deciding on his fate Tuesday ahead of the club's two-game interleague series in Milwaukee.

August 10, 2019 05:08 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Resumes throwing
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Dyson (biceps) threw on the field both Friday and Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

It's a positive sign that Dyson was able to throw on back-to-back days. We'll likely know more after he is able to take the next step in his recovery, which should be a bullpen session.

August 5, 2019 01:32 AM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Out with biceps tendinitis
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Dyson was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right biceps tendinitis, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins may already have some buyer's remorse for Dyson, whom they acquired from the Giants on Wednesday with the hope that he would bolster the bullpen. Instead, Dyson served up six runs on six hits and two walks while retiring only two batters across his two appearances before the Twins shut him down with the injury. An exact timetable for Dyson's return isn't known, but the fact that he's dealing with an injury to his throwing arm suggests that he could be sidelined for longer than the 10-day minimum.

August 1, 2019 10:24 AM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Available in Miami
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Dyson was officially added to the Twins' active roster and will be available out of the bullpen for Thursday's series finale in Miami.

The Twins optioned fellow reliever Sean Poppen to Triple-A Rochester to clear a spot for Dyson, who was acquired Wednesday from the Giants in exchange for a trio of prospects. Dyson should immediately claim a key setup role in front of closer Taylor Rogers after submitting a tidy 2.47 ERA and 0.90 WHIP across 51 innings with San Francisco.

July 31, 2019 09:16 PM
Twins' Sam Dyson: Sent to Minnesota
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Dyson was traded from the Giants to the Twins on Wednesday in exchange for Prelander Berroa, Jaylin Davis and Kai-Wei Teng, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Dyson has been rock solid for the Giants this season, compiling a 2.47 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 47:7 K:BB in 51 innings. He should slot in near the back-end of Minnesota's bullpen, likely in a setup role.

July 23, 2019 10:12 AM
Giants' Sam Dyson: Picks up save Monday
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Dyson picked up the save against the Cubs on Monday, working around a hit and a walk to fire a scoreless ninth inning and close out the Giants' 5-4 victory. He didn't record a strikeout.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Dyson allowed a couple of baserunners, but managed to snuff out the rally and pick up his second save of the season. While Will Smith has been excellent as the Giants' closer this season, Dyson is having a solid year in his own right, as he's posted a 2.57 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and a 47:7 K:BB over 49 innings. If Smith gets traded before the deadline, perhaps it will by Dyson (under team control through the 2020 season) who assumes the ninth-inning duties.

July 20, 2019 03:16 PM
Giants' Sam Dyson: Earns relief win
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Dyson (4-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning Friday, striking out two and earning the win in a 1-0 extra-inning victory over the Mets.

Dyson became the pitcher of record when the Giants got the only run of the game on an error in the bottom of the 10th. The reliever has a 2.68 ERA and 0.91 WHIP over 47 innings this season. He owns a sparkling 46:6 K:BB in 45 appearances and has been one of the most consistent relievers in a strong Giants bullpen.

July 8, 2019 07:20 PM
Giants' Sam Dyson: Picks up win in relief
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Dyson picked up his third win of the season after firing two scoreless innings while surrendering one hit and striking out two in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Giants.

Starter Madison Bumgarner was forced to leave the contest after being struck on elbow by a line drive in the second inning. Dyson was the first reliever to enter the game and was awarded the win over Reyes Moronta (who also tossed two scoreless) by the official scorer. The Giants' bullpen has been the team's greatest strength this season, and Dyson's excellent performance (2.36 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 13 holds) is one of several contributing factors.

June 18, 2019 05:36 PM
Giants' Sam Dyson: Picks up ninth hold
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Dyson tossed a clean inning in Monday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers en route to his ninth hold.

Dyson's strong start to June (five shutout innings with three strikeouts) has coincided with the Giants' recent hot streak, resulting in four consecutive holds. The 31-year-old now owns a 2.45 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 through 33 innings. Dyson is part of a right-handed setup carousel in front of closer Will Smith, but could find himself closer to saves if the the Giants deal their dominant closer to a contender.

June 6, 2019 11:40 PM
Giants' Sam Dyson: Continues to deal
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Dyson owns a 2.79 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 28 strikeouts over 29 innings this season.

Dyson has also chipped in five holds as a part of a three-headed righty setup stable with Reyes Moronta and Mark Melancon. Dyson is proving that last year's resurgence was no fluke, and he is one of several options that could take over in the ninth should dominant closer Will Smith get moved as the trade deadline approaches.

May 7, 2019 02:52 PM
Giants' Sam Dyson: Solid start continues
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Dyson recorded a pair of outs without allowing a baserunner and struck out one in Monday's 12-4 loss to the Reds.

The brief outing lowered Dyson's ERA to 3.06 through 17.2 innings. The 31-year-old's 8.7 K/9 is currently the second-highest mark of his career, and that has actually been accompanied by his lowest walk rate (1.5 BB/9). The Giants actually boast one of the league's best bullpens, which limits Dyson to a middle-relief/setup role. If the veteran keeps these ratios up, then he will be a name to monitor closer to the trade deadline in the event he is either traded to a team in need of a closer, or moved up the bullpen depth chart due to another arm being traded.

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