Sam Dyson traded to San Francisco Giants

Ross Houston
June 7, 2017

He opened the 2017 season as the Rangers' closer but lost that job by mid-April.

The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday they acquired right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson from the Texas Rangers. Dyson is arbitration-eligible next season, which means if he turns his season around in a big way, the Giants could send up owing him some cash. It's not yet known exactly how much of Dyson's $3.52MM salary the Rangers are including in the deal, though Dyson is still owed about $2.27MM of that figure. He was dominant in March pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, allowing one hit in a combined nine scoreless innings. The Rangers informed the right-hander that he was being designated for assignment after he gave up two homers and three runs in the 10th inning of a home loss to Tampa Bay last Wednesday.

To make room on the 40-man roster, San Francisco transferred starter Madison Bumgarner to the 60-day disabled list. He was 1-6 with a 10.80 ERA in 17 appearances for Texas this season, and blew all four of his save opportunities. "Teams understood this was not a typical DFA". His heavy sinker also generated a 65.2 percent ground-ball rate and averaged a healthy 95.3 miles per hour during that excellent '16 season.

Daniels said he likes the potential of what the deal can return to the Rangers.

San Francisco also received cash considerations in exchange for either a player to be named later or cash considerations of its own.

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