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Tolleson on closing for contending Rangers: 'It's exciting'

Right-handed reliever Shawn Tolleson has been instrumental in the Texas Rangers' playoff push, and things have gone well. They enter play Thursday only trailing the Houston Astros in the AL West by two games, and Tolleson has performed admirably as the club's closer.  Still, as's T.R. Sullivan pointed out after Tuesday's victory, Tolleson is entering uncharted territory...
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Rangers' reliance on Tolleson grows with each save

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ Having earned saves in each of the last two games, Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson could have used a day off Saturday. Yet with the Rangers holding onto a 4-3 lead over Orioles, there was Tolleson again on the mound in the ninth inning. "It was a tough decision," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "We've got to find an opportunity to get him a day or two down...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers blow late lead to Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are too good for the Texas Rangers to give them extra chances to beat them, but that's exactly what the Rangers did Tuesday. A blown save by Shawn Tolleson and a costly throwing error by Adrian Beltre doomed the Rangers in a 6-5 loss to Toronto in the opener of a huge series at Globe Life Park. The Rangers led 5-4 and had Tolleson, who was 25 for 26 in save...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blown save dooms Rangers vs. Padres

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas manager Jeff Banister said the Texas Rangers don't get discouraged by losses. Saturday night's 6-5 loss to San Diego is a true test of that. The Padres scored three times off Texas closer Shawn Tolleson, who was a perfect 13-for-13 in save chances this year, to steal the win. The Rangers haven't won consecutive games at home since June 15-16 and are 1...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 7: Can Tolleson Pull A Ramos?

What an eventful SAGNOF (Saves Ain't Got No Face) week it was.  Shawn Tolleson, who was originally a high priority SAGNOF Special recommendation two weeks ago, now looks to be in a position to steal some saves from Neftali Feliz or possibly take the job outright.  Feliz is in serious trouble and it will probably be either Shawn Tolleson or Keone Kela that takes over if Feliz is...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tanner Scheppers drops creepy photobomb on Shawn Tolleson (Video)

Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers dropped a photobomb on fellow pitcher Shawn Tolleson as he gave an interview in the team's spring training complex in Arizona.Scheppers snuck in and out of the camera shot without disturbing the interview, but the face he was making was mildly creepy.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers claim Shawn Tolleson off waivers

The Los Angeles Dodgers waived right-handed pitchers Shawn Tolleson and the Texas Rangers were quick to claim the 25-year old pitcher off waivers. As reported by Aaron Gleeman of, as teams shuffled their 40-man roster ahead of today’s deadline to protect players form the Rule 5 draft, the Dodgers made a surprise move by cutting lose Shawn Tolleson so quickly.  What’s...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers get RHP Tolleson on waivers from Dodgers

The Texas Rangers have received right-hander Shawn Tolleson on a waiver claim from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tolleson appeared in only six games last season due to lower back surgery and a left hip injury. The former Baylor pitcher was 3-1 with a 4.30 ERA in 41 appearances the last two seasons for the Dodgers, and has a 1.34 ERA in 107 minor league games since being drafted in 2010...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers lose Shawn Tolleson to Rangers, plus 40-man & Rule 5 Draft

This was surprising: the Dodgers lost reliever Shawn Tolleson via waivers on Tuesday to the Texas Rangers.Tolleson, 25, appeared in one game for the Dodgers this season and 40 in 2012. The reliever with great minor-league numbers struggled with injuries in 2013 (a back and hip, primarily). He's also a Tommy John surgery survivor (senior year of college).In 127 2/3 career minor...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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