The Texas Rangers made a trade at the deadline today, acquiring reliever Sam Dyson from the Miami Marlins for catcher Tomas Telis and pitcher Cody Ege.
Dyson, 27, is a righthanded reliever with a career 3.87 ERA and 3.67 FIP in 97.2 IP. He was a fourth round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2010 draft (going 10 picks before the Rangers took Las Vegas HS shortstop Drew Robinson), and was claimed on waivers by the Marlins in January, 2013.
Dyson will join the Ranger bullpen, presumably, and be used as a middle reliever. He is not arbitration-eligible until after the 2016 season.
Telis, 24, is a switch-hitting catcher who has spent most of the 2015 season in AAA. He has some good contact skills, and profiles as a likely backup at the major league level.
Ege, 24, was a 15th round draft pick in 2013 out of the University of Louisville. The 6'1" lefthander has a 1.00 ERA in 45 IP this season, splitting the year between High Desert and Frisco, and profiles as a potential lefty specialist in the majors.
The Rangers have also purchased the contract of Chris Gimenez from AAA Round Rock. Gimenez takes the place of Telis on the 25 man roster, and will presumably be the team's backup until newly-claimed Bobby Wilson can report and take over as the backup to Robinson Chirinos.
With the claim of Wilson earlier today, the departure of Telis, and the addition of Gimenez and Dyson, the Rangers' 40 man roster now stands at 39.
UPDATE -- Apparently, Wilson and Gimenez are both active today, and Jon Edwards has been optioned for the extra 25 man roster spot.