OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
1 month ago

Tolleson (back) declined his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock and is now a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson pitched just 36.1 innings over 37 games in 2016 as he dealt with a back issue in the second half of the season. His 7.69 ERA was more than twice its mark in 2014 and 2015, both of which were below 3.00. Wherever he ends up, look for Tolleson to resume his regular role as a reliever.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
1 month ago

Tolleson (back) cleared outright waivers and has the option to decline an assignment to Triple-A and become a free agent, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

EDGE Analysis

A lower-back strain sidelined Tolleson in early August after a brief rehab stint, but it's not an injury that should impact his availability for spring training. He started 2016 as the Rangers' closer, but he is likely destined for a bullpen depth role if he returns or signs elsewhere.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
3 months ago

Tolleson was recalled and placed on the 60-day disabled list, Evan Grand of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers made this move to create room on their roster for Derek Holland, their starter Tuesday evening. At this point in time, Texas has yet to indicate their plan for bringing Tolleson, who last pitched July 27, back to action.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
4 months ago

Tolleson (back) was placed on the disabled list Friday with a lower back strain, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock near the end of July, and will now miss time with a back injury. Throughout the season, Tolleson has pitched 36.1 innings with the Rangers, posting a 7.58 ERA out of the bullpen. The 28-year-old should be able to return before the end of the month barring any setbacks.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
4 months ago

Tolleson was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson has had an awful month of July, allowing 12 earned runs over 8.2 innings (12.46 ERA) and as a result, will head to the Rangers Triple-A affiliate. The right-hander posted sub-three ERA's in 2014 and 2015 so there is optimism that the 28-year-old will return to his old form.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
6 months ago

Tolleson (bereavement) was activated prior to Friday's game, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has not pitched in six games as he was attending to a personal matter, but will be available out of the bullpen Friday against the Mariners. Alex Claudio was optioned to Triple-A as a corresponding move.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
6 months ago

Tolleson will be activated from the emergency medical leave list Friday, Evan Grant of Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson is dealing with an illness in the family, and Juckson Profar was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in his place. The Rangers have yet to announce who will be involved in a corresponding move to make room on their roster for Tolleson, who lost his closing role and owns an abysmal 10.13 ERA and 2.00 WHIP.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
6 months ago

Tolleson (personal) was placed on the Family Medical Emergency List on Friday, Rangers VP of Communications John Blake reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per MLB rules, Tolleson will miss a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days while he is away from the team to deal with an illness in his family. Juckson Profar was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday and will bat leadoff against the Pirates.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
7 months ago

Tolleson has been removed as the Rangers' closer, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a pair of disastrous outings culminating in giving up a walk-off grand slam to Oakland's Khris Davis, Tolleson has been relieved of his closing duties for the time being. Tolleson has already doubled his blown save total from last season with four blown saves in the first two months of the season. Sullivan notes that this may not be a permanent removal from the closer's role for Tolleson, but rather a move to put him in lower-leverage situations until he can regain his command. Sam Dyson is the likeliest candidate to close for the Rangers in the wake of Tolleson losing the gig.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TEX
7 months ago

After having just two last season, Tolleson's blew his fourth save of 2016 against the A's on Tuesday. He gave up a walk-off grand slam to Khris Davis after giving up three hits and walking one while recording just two outs.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson has allowed seven runs on three home runs in his last two outings. He has a 9.20 ERA on the season and opponents are hitting .343 off him. It was about this time last season that manager Jeff Banister pulled Neftali Feliz out of the closer's role and went with Tolleson. "I definitely have a level of concern," Banister said. "That's one I'm not ready tonight to make a decision on. Obviously his fourth blown save, it's a challenge. We've got to be able to make pitches and end the game ... close the game out after we fought back and took the lead."