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  • Sam Dyson: Handed year-long suspension

    Dyson was handed a year-long suspension Friday for violating the league's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

    The suspension stems from allegations by Dyson's ex-girlfriend which were made back in November of 2019. Dyson didn't pitch in 2020 while recovering from shoulder surgery and will now miss all of 2021 as well. He'll be heading into his age-34 season if he attempts a comeback in 2022.

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  • Sam Dyson: Investigated for domestic violence

    Dyson (shoulder) is being investigated by MLB for an alleged domestic violence incident, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    The league began the investigation after Dyson's ex-girlfriend wrote about the alleged incident on social media. Dyson is already expected to miss most of all of the 2020 campaign as he recovers from shoulder surgery and could now be suspended on top of that, depending on the results of the investigation.

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  • Sam Dyson: Elects free agency

    Dyson (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester and elected free agency Saturday, La Velle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

    The 31-year-old underwent shoulder surgery in September and is expected to miss most or all of the 2020 season. Prior to the injury, Dyson recorded a 3.32 ERA and career-best 1.06 WHIP in 62.1 innings with the Giants and Twins last season. The right-hander showed that he can still be an effective middle reliever in 2019, but it's unclear whether a team will take a chance on him after he had surgery on his throwing shoulder.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: May need shoulder surgery

    Dyson may need surgery on his shoulder that would push his return to the mound until the middle of the 2020 season, the La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Dyson met with specialist Dr. Neal El-Attrache on Monday in Los Angeles and indications are that he will need surgery. The Twins traded for Dyson in July to not only bolster their bullpen for both 2019 and the future, so this will impact their offseason plans. Dyson went on the injured list in early September with what was reported as biceps tendinitis, but the issue is apparently much more extensive.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Undergoes shoulder surgery

    Dyson underwent capsule repair surgery in his right shoulder Tuesday and could be out up to 12 months, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Dyson could miss the entire 2020 season and his career could be in jeopardy with this type of surgery. The Twins traded for Dyson in July to not only bolster their bullpen for this season, but next year as well, so this will impact their offseason plans.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Season in doubt

    Dyson (biceps) suffered a setback and may not be able to return this season, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    He will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache a week from Monday and surgery is a possibility, per Miller. An MRI earlier this month did not reveal structural damage, but perhaps this setback changes the diagnosis.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: MRI shows no structural damage

    Dyson's (biceps) MRI showed no structural damage Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Dyson battled biceps tendinitis in early August and has been dealing with a new biceps problem over the last few days. His return date remains unclear, but he appears to have avoided a particularly serious injury.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Leaves team with sore biceps

    Dyson was sent to Minnesota with a recurrence of minor soreness in his biceps, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Just trying to get out ahead" of the problem, Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said.

    While Falvey has downplayed the issue, it's a concern because Dyson spent ten days on the injured list with the same problem in early August. He had success after his return from the 10-day DL with a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings, but just a 5.9 K/9.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Returns from IL

    Dyson (biceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Dyson was moved to the IL on Aug. 4 due to right biceps tendinitis, but he's made a quick recovery and will be available to pitch in Tuesday's series opener in Milwaukee. He was knocked around for six runs in his first two appearances with the Twins and now sits with a 3.48 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with a 48:9 K:BB over 51.2 innings this season.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Could be activated Tuesday

    Dyson (biceps) could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list as soon as Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    A trade-deadline pickup from the Giants, Dyson was blasted for six runs across his first two relief appearances with the Twins before being shut down with right biceps tendinitis. Fortunately, the 31-year-old has seemed to make quick progress in his recovery from the injury, as he played catch Friday and Saturday before completing a bullpen session Sunday. The Twins will see how Dyson looks coming out of Monday's off day before deciding on his fate Tuesday ahead of the club's two-game interleague series in Milwaukee.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Resumes throwing

    Dyson (biceps) threw on the field both Friday and Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    It's a positive sign that Dyson was able to throw on back-to-back days. We'll likely know more after he is able to take the next step in his recovery, which should be a bullpen session.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Out with biceps tendinitis

    Dyson was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right biceps tendinitis, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The Twins may already have some buyer's remorse for Dyson, whom they acquired from the Giants on Wednesday with the hope that he would bolster the bullpen. Instead, Dyson served up six runs on six hits and two walks while retiring only two batters across his two appearances before the Twins shut him down with the injury. An exact timetable for Dyson's return isn't known, but the fact that he's dealing with an injury to his throwing arm suggests that he could be sidelined for longer than the 10-day minimum.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Available in Miami

    Dyson was officially added to the Twins' active roster and will be available out of the bullpen for Thursday's series finale in Miami.

    The Twins optioned fellow reliever Sean Poppen to Triple-A Rochester to clear a spot for Dyson, who was acquired Wednesday from the Giants in exchange for a trio of prospects. Dyson should immediately claim a key setup role in front of closer Taylor Rogers after submitting a tidy 2.47 ERA and 0.90 WHIP across 51 innings with San Francisco.

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  • Twins' Sam Dyson: Sent to Minnesota

    Dyson was traded from the Giants to the Twins on Wednesday in exchange for Prelander Berroa, Jaylin Davis and Kai-Wei Teng, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Dyson has been rock solid for the Giants this season, compiling a 2.47 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 47:7 K:BB in 51 innings. He should slot in near the back-end of Minnesota's bullpen, likely in a setup role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 36
School: South Carolina
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R