Pitcher Sam Dyson has been traded to the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Texas Rangers announced today. The Rangers are also sending cash to San Francisco as part of this deal.
The Rangers designated Sam Dyson for assignment late last week, giving them ten days to waive, trade or release him. Indications were that Dyson would likely not clear waivers, and even if he did, he had enough service time to opt for free agency instead, so a trade was expected.
No indication yet as to who the player to be named later might be, though it wouldn’t be unreasonable to guess that the Rangers and Giants have agreed on a list of players from which the Rangers will get to select.
The collapse of Sam Dyson — a pitcher who was a key member of the Rangers pen for a year and a half, pitched well in the WBC this spring, then was awful once the season started — is mystifying. Jeff Sullivan takes a look at Dyson at Fangraphs, and is baffled about how this happened, as well.
Best of luck to Dyson in the National League. Here’s hoping he gets things turned around.