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.
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.
Mon, 18 May 2015 05:56:04 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson has fanned 24 batters and walked just three in 17 1/3 innings of relief this season. He has a 3.63 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.
Fantasy Tip: With Neftali Feliz on the outs, Tolleson could get a crack at closing games very soon. Pick him up if you're save speculating.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:29:15 -0700
Texas Rangers RPs Seth Rosin and Shawn Tolleson won the final two bullpen jobs. Rosin is a Rule 5 pick, and he must stay on the roster all season or be offered back to the Philadelphia Phillies for $25,000.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:03:02 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Tanner Scheppers, tabbed as the team's opening day starter, will work just one inning in his final spring tune-up Thursday, March 27, against Quintana Roo of the Mexican League in an exhibition game in Arlington. Ps Pedro Figueroa, Justin Germano, Martin Perez and Shawn Tolleson are also expected to pitch.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers are starting to finalize their bullpen. RPs Joakim Soria will serve as the closer, with RPs Neal Cotts, Pedro Figueroa, Jason Frasor and Alexi Ogando joining him. That leaves two spots open, and Ps Ryan Feierabend, Michael Kirkman, Daniel McCutchen, Seth Rosin and Shawn Tolleson battling down to the end of camp.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:50:57 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (shoulder) will pitch in a 'B' minor-league spring game Tuesday, March 11. He is making his way back from a sore shoulder.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:33:17 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (shoulder) has been sidelined due to a sore shoulder, but he has started to throw up to a distance of 100 feet.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:50:21 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (shoulder) was able to throw a scoreless inning in the intrasquad game Monday, Feb. 24. He had been dealing with some minor soreness in his right shoulder.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:17:53 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson relied exclusively on a fastball and slider in 2012 with the Los Angeles Dodgers when he had some success. The team has discovered he has a very good changeup, and they want him to include it in his repertoire.