Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 7 hours ago

Tolleson recorded his second save in as many nights in a 3-1 win over Boston.

Tolleson allowed a hit and fanned two and appears to be unofficial closer for Texas for the time being.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 1 day ago

Tolleson saved a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Tolleson worked around a one-out double and an intentional walk to David Ortiz, but it looks like Tolleson will get the first crack at the save opportunities in a revamped Texas bullpen.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 5 days ago

Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Indians, protecting a 5-1 lead. He entered the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.163 WHIP and a 22:3 K:BB ratio over 16.1 innings.

At first glance, the outing in a non-save situation doesn't move the needle. However, Neftali Feliz had blown the save Saturday (his third blown save of the year). Feliz started to warm up before the ninth inning but sat down in favor of Tolleson before the Rangers tacked on a run to make it a four-run lead.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 1 month ago

Tolleson picked up the hold with a scoreless eighth inning in a 3-1 win over the A's on Tuesday.

Those hunting for holds in the early going should take a look at Tolleson with the injuries to Tanner Scheppers and Kyuki Fujikawa.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 2 months ago

Tolleson (forearm) is supposedly healthy and is expected to begin the season on the 25-man roster, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

There were questions surrounding Tolleson's status heading into the season, and with Kyuji Fujikawa and Tanner Scheppers both dealing with issues of their own, the news that he should be good to go is great news for the Rangers.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 2 months ago

Tolleson (forearm) could begin the season on the disabled list, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Tolleson is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday, but has less than five innings pitched thus far in spring training. While there's no indication at this point, his situation should clear up at some point this week.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 2 months ago

Tolleson (forearm) will pitch in a minor league spring training game Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Tolleson's recent MRI revealed no material damage, so he should be able to pitch through the issue. The first test for that will come Sunday, and he should be able to rejoin the big league club if all goes well.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 2 months ago

Tolleson (forearm) threw a bullpen session Friday and hopes to pitch in a game this weekend, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

A recent MRI showed no material change in his forearm, so it seems like something that he will be able to pitch through. Once he gets into a game then we can start projecting him to be with the Rangers early in the season.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 2 months ago

Tolleson recently underwent an MRI, which showed no material change in his forearm, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers remains optimistic about Tolleson's chances of avoiding an extended absence, but they will have him examined again Friday morning before plotting out a rehab plan. Tolleson played catch Tuesday without issue but is in real danger of missing the start of the season.

Shawn Tolleson RP TEX 2 months ago

Tolleson (forearm) played catch without issue Tuesday, but could miss the beginning of the season, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Tolleson is expected to serve in the seventh inning role for the Rangers this season, but that could be delayed by the forearm tightness. If it is, he'll likely wind up on the disabled list to begin the season backdated early enough to activate about a week or so after the season begins.