The Texas Rangers have acquired Sam Dyson from the Miami Marlins in exchange for catcher Tomas Telis and left-handed prospect Cody Ege, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The teams have confirmed the deal.
Dyson, 27, has pitched 44 innings this season, posting a 3.68 ERA and a WHIP of 1.32. The righty also has a FIP of 3.46 and is striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. Dyson should be an upgrade for the Rangers last ranked bullpen.
Telis, 24, has already seen limited action in the big leagues the past two seasons, hitting .241/.268/.266 in 83 plate appearances. The catcher is hitting .291/.327/.404 in 300 plate appearances this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Ege on the other hand has been great out of the pen in his minor league career. The 24-year-old has posted a 1.00 ERA in 45 innings in High-A ball and Double-A this season. The former 15th round pick has struggled with walks, but makes up for it with a strikeout rate of 10.5 per nine innings. It’s a mystery to why the Rangers didn’t try this guy out in the majors this season with their bullpen struggles.
#marlins trading Sam dyson to Texas for C Tomas Telis and LHP Cody edge— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) July 31, 2015
Rangers acquire RHP Sam Dyson From Miami for Tomas Telis and Cody Ege.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) July 31, 2015