OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
1 month ago

Tolleson was outrighted off the Rays' 40-man roster and elected to become a free agent, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't too surprising, seeing as Tolleson is set to miss most (if not all) of the 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery he underwent in May. He'll likely look to link up somewhere once he's healthy enough.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
1 month ago

Tolleson (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson missed the entire 2017 season, which started with a trip to the disabled list due to back spasms, and ended with Tommy John surgery in May. Because of the latter, Tolleson will miss most, if not all, of the 2018 season while recovering from the setback.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
7 months ago

Tolleson (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season, Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson's season has been a train wreck after signing with Tampa Bay over the offseason. He started the season on the 60-day disabled list due to recurring back spasms, and this just closes the door on what will become a lost season. The former closer will now focus on rehabbing his arm with the hope of returning to action sometime during the summer of 2018.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Tolleson will start the season on the 60-day disabled list due to a flexor strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury will keep the right-handed veteran out of action for at least two months. Tolleson will occupy a depth relief role upon his return.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Manager Kevin Cash says Tolleson will mostly likely open the season on the disabled list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson has been plagued by back spasms throughout spring training and struggled upon his return to the mound, allowing four earned runs over just five innings pitched. It's unclear how long the right-hander will remain on the inactive list, but it creates a position to fill in the Rays' bullpen nonetheless. Austin Pruitt or Jaime Schultz - both of whom have impressed throughout camp - could be top candidates for the potential vacancy.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Tolleson, who gave up two earned runs on two hits and two walks over an inning against the Yankees on Thursday, continues to struggle with his velocity, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever was called out after the game by manager Kevin Cash after another outing with velocity in the low 90s. Thursday, he retired three of seven batters and gave up a home run to Ronald Torreyes while seeing his ERA climb to 7.20 over five appearances. Tolleson's struggles potentially open up a roster spot for a young arm like Austin Pruitt or Jaime Schultz, who've posted 1.84 and 2.13 ERAs, respectively.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Tolleson (back) (1-0) gave up a hit and a walk over a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 10-6 Grapefruit League split-squad win over the Yankees. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Having been hampered by back spasms since his initial spring training appearance back on March 3, Tolleson finally returned to the mound and made it through his one inning unscathed despite facing regulars Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Matt Holliday, Chase Headley and Aaron Judge. Tolleson's velocity still checked in below his typical 92-93 mph, but the veteran reported feeling healthy coming out of the outing.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Tolleson (back) is slated to ramp up his activity this week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Back spasms sidelined Tolleson after his first spring training appearance back on Mar. 3, and he hasn't taken the mound since. The veteran is seeking to carve out a roster spot as a middle reliever this spring, a task that's been made increasingly difficult by his layoff.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Tolleson has been dealing with back spasms in recent days, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tolleson hasn't pitched since making his Grapefruit League debut March 3, and it appears that the injury was the reason why. The Rays don't seem to be fearing that the back issues will put Tolleson at risk of missing Opening Day, so the right-hander should still remain in the hunt for a middle-relief role to begin 2017.

OUTShawn Tolleson
RP TB
9 months ago

Tolleson made his first appearance of spring on Friday, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out two and walking one across a single inning of work.

EDGE Analysis

The back injury was never thought to be overly serious, but Tampa Bay decided to take it slow with Tolleson in hopes of preventing previous back issues from resurfacing. They'll continue to be cautious with the veteran reliever, who won't need extensive work this spring to prepare for his mid-leverage role in the Rays' bullpen.