Right-hander Sam Dyson could be activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday after two rehab appearances this week, but he won’t be pitching in high-leverage situations for the Texas Rangers.
Manager Jeff Banister said that the Rangers will wait to see how Dyson’s bruised pitching hand recovers from back-to-back outings Monday and Tuesday with Triple A Round Rock before deciding if he will be reinstated.
Dyson tossed a scoreless inning Monday, throwing 10 of his 19 pitches for balls, and then allowed a run on two hits in a 10-pitch inning Tuesday. He said that he his confident that he can get big-league hitters out.
“I think it was pretty positive,” Dyson said. “Just re-group the mind and body and go. I’ve thrown a lot over the last week, so physically I don’t feel like I’ve missed a beat. Yeah, I’m definitely ready to come back up here and contribute.”
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Dyson was injured April 16 while blowing his third save of the season. He also was the losing pitcher on Opening Day after allowing three ninth-inning runs with the score tied.
Matt Bush has assumed closer duties and will keep them after Dyson returns.