What Can the Texas Rangers Get for Sam Dyson?

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Apr 16, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers teammates gather around pitcher Sam Dyson (center) during the ninth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Seattle won 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers teammates gather around pitcher Sam Dyson (center) during the ninth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Seattle won 8-7. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s been hard to watch relief pitcher Sam Dyson this season. He came into the season as the closer, and now he could be leaving just two months in. What can the Rangers get in return for Dyson?

In this case the Texas Rangers might have waited too long to trade Sam Dyson. After a disastrous two months his value has decreased heavily. The organization believes the 29-year-old still holds some trade value.

According to T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers plan to designate Sam Dyson for assignment and activate relief pitcher Jose Leclerc. The team plans to activate Leclerc from the disabled list on Friday, and will then look to move Dyson this week.

This season Dyson is 1-6 with a 10.80 ERA in 17 games. He’s allowed 20 earned runs in 16.2 innings and has walked 12 batters. It’s hard to believe the Rangers think Dyson has any value on the trade market.

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Last season Dyson has a huge part of helping the Rangers win the American League West division title. His career numbers with the Rangers coming into the season were fantastic, but he’s lost all confidence.

A change of scenery is likely the best move at this point. Once they designate Dyson the team will have 10 days to decide what they want to do. They can trade him, release him, or put him on outright waivers.

The best scenario is the Rangers get a bullpen piece back in return for Dyson. That’s unlikely, but realistically the team could get a low-a ball player or most likely cash considerations. Another case of the Rangers waiting too long to make a move.

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At the very least fans can rejoice as they won’t have to worry about Dyson coming out of the pen anymore. Hopefully Dyson can turn around this horrible season, but it likely won’t be in Arlington.

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