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Rays sign reliever Shawn Tolleson to $1 million guarantee

Incentives could more than double that amount for the former closer. The Rays have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with free agent right-handed pitcher Shawn Tolleson, who was previously the closer for the Rangers in 2015 and into 2016. He has a chance to earn an additional $1.15 million in incentives. Tolleson is an excellent reliever who fell on hard times in 2016, quite...
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January 23, 2017

Former Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson becomes free agent

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Former Texas Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson has been granted free agency after declining an outright minor league assignment. The move Thursday came a day after the Rangers announced that Tolleson had cleared outright waivers and would be assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. Tolleson was 2-2 with 11 saves and a 7.68 ERA in 37 relief appearances this year. The...
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October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Closer Shawn Tolleson and Rangers agree at $3,275,000

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Closer Shawn Tolleson and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3,275,000, avoiding salary arbitration. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Tolleson got a raise of more than $2.75 million with Monday's deal. He made $519,700 last year, slightly above the major league minimum. When the Rangers and the pitcher traded figures...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers, closer Tolleson agree on nearly $3.3M contract

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have agreed to a $3.275 million contract with closer Shawn Tolleson, avoiding salary arbitration. Tolleson got a raise of more than $2.75 million with Monday's deal. He made $519,700 last year, slightly above the major league minimum. When the Rangers and the pitcher traded figures 10 days earlier, Tolleson asked for $3.9 million and the...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Seven Rangers file for arbitration, including Tolleson

Reliever Shawn Tolleson is coming off a strong 2015 that saw him take the reins as the Texas Rangers' closer, and he'll now have the opportunity to be rewarded for his effort.Tolleson was one of seven Rangers to file for arbitration ahead of Tuesday's deadline. On Friday, players and clubs will exchange figures and both sides will attempt to reach agreements on salary decisions...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Shawn Tolleson gets drenched after picking up save in Rangers' win

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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tolleson commends 'tough presence' of Rangers' manager Banister

That the Texas Rangers enter play Wednesday just one game behind the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West is remarkable considering they've stayed in the race this long without ace Yu Darvish (at all) and without Derek Holland for much of the season (until recently). It's also a strong endorsement of the efforts of first-year manager Jeff Banister, who's done a great job...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 30, 2015  |  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

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