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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson avoids arbitration

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:27:08 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson re-signed a one-year, $3.275 million contract to avoid arbitration Monday, Jan. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson checks the necessary boxes to continue returning solid fantasy value as a closer for your virtual team. He walked just 2.1 batters per nine innings and stuck out 9.5 batters per nine and posted a 2.99 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP to go along with his 35 saves. View him as a mid-tier closer to grab after the top options begin being drafted.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson attracting interest

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:53:52 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson is attracting trade interest from other teams already this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson did a fantastic job stepping into the closer role for Texas last year, with a 2.99 ERA and 35 saves in 72 1/3 innings pitched. He'll likely be the closer entering the year if he isn't dealt, but given his inexperience before this year in the role (zero previous saves), he's more of a low-end closing target for fantasy owners.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson available

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:05:40 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (foot) had X-rays on his sore right foot come back negative Wednesday, Aug. 19, after he stepped awkwardly on first base Monday, Aug. 17. He is available to pitch Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has been effective and consistent in his time as Texas' closer, and he isn't currently in any danger of losing the job. He should remain owned in all leagues as he works the ninth-inning for the Rangers.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson unlikely available

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:28:11 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson is not expected to be available to pitch Wednesday, Aug. 5, after pitching back-to-back nights and five of the last seven days.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has been a workhorse for the Rangers as their closer, and he's recorded three saves and a win while giving up just one earned run and striking out nine in his last six outings. With Tanner Scheppers on the DL, there's no real threat to Tolleson for ninth-inning duties. Keone Kela could serve as the ninth-inning stopper if a save situation arrives tonight.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson bags save No. 20

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:48:06 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson worked around a hit and walk allowed to pitch a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday, Aug. 4, against the Houston Astros to pick up his 20th save. He was working for the sixth time in seven days.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has 20 saves, all since May 20, emerging as a must-have fantasy option in all formats.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson survives for 14th save

Sun, 19 Jul 2015 05:06:12 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson survived giving up a two-run homer with no outs in the ninth inning to pick up his 14th save of the season Saturday, July 18, against the Houston Astros. Tolleson retired the next three batters following the homer.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson blew his last save opportunity, and he's now given up five earned runs in his last 1 2/3 innings. It is back-to-back games with a home run allowed by Tolleson, but owners don't have much to fear due to the Rangers' lack of bullpen depth.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson blows first save

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:49:08 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson blew his first save of the season following 13 successful save conversions. A homer by San Diego Padres 2B Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres a come-from-behind 6-5 victory.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has still been more successful in the Rangers bullpen than anyone else in the past couple seasons, so one blown save won't be cause for alarm. Continue playing him on your fantasy roster.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson showing reliability

Fri, 29 May 2015 21:06:36 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson picked up a save in a 7-4 win over the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 29, giving him six saves in as many chances since taking over as the primary closer last week.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has allowed no runs and just two hits in his six saves, and his grip on the closer's role is becoming stronger by the outing.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson gets second save

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:55:56 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson recorded his second consecutive save Thursday, May 21, against the Boston Red Sox. Tolleson worked a scoreless ninth-inning for the second day in a row, after picking up the first save of his career Wednesday night.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has been favored over Neftali Feliz in back-to-back games and is strengthening his hold on the Rangers' closer job. Tolleson is worth adding in mixed leagues of 12 teams or more.

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Rangers | Texas to play matchups with bullpen

Mon, 18 May 2015 11:46:07 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson was used in the ninth inning in a non-save situation, and Texas relievers retired 12 of the final 13 hitters they faced in the win over the Cleveland Indians. Manager Jeff Banister said after the game that none of the previous bullpen roles will be followed. "I talked to those guys this morning collectively and individually and told them, that as we stand now, nobody has a specific role," Banister said. "We will find the best match for this club one inning at a time. We will treat it that way for now and see where it goes." RPs Ross Ohlendorf and Tanner Scheppers were used in innings six through eight Sunday with RP Neftali Feliz struggling. The Rangers planned to stick with Tolleson in the ninth if the save situation would have been in place. Feliz blew his third save of the season Saturday, May 16, and Texas has blown five saves before the ninth inning this year.

Fantasy Tip: If you're hurting for saves, Tolleson should be the immediate addition off the waiver wire while the Rangers experiment with their late-inning bullpen roles. Feliz could still see save chances here and there, so he's worth hanging onto. Scheppers could also figure into the ninth inning and might be worth speculating on in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Until we see a clearer picture in Texas, though, this situation could be messy and frustrating for fantasy owners.

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