The Texas Rangers have run out of patience with reliever Sam Dyson. The former closer who was demoted after a disastrous start this season, will be designated for assignment on Friday, a club source confirmed.
Dyson, who saved 38 games in 2016 and was remarkable for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in March, never regained his effectiveness for the Rangers and took the loss Wednesday night after allowing two home runs in the 10th inning.
Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported late Thursday that the Rangers were ready to cut Dyson loose before Friday’s series opener against the Astros. The Rangers are hoping to find a trade partner and informed other clubs with more than one showing interest, Rosenthal reports.
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Dyson was demoted after blowing his first three save chances and taking a loss in another, the season opener. He is 1-6 and allowed 20 earned runs on 31 hits, including six homers, in just 16 2/3 innings. He walked 12 and struck out seven. A year ago, after assuming the closer role from Shawn Tolleson, Dyson tallied 38 saves with a 2.43 ERA and surrendered five homers in 70 1/3 innings.
Dyson was acquired in a deadline trade with the Marlins in July 2015 for minor league prospects catcher Tomas Telis and left-handed pitcher Cody Ege.