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Twins pick up Sam Dyson from Giants


The Athletic’s Dan Hayes reports that the Twins acquired reliever Sam Dyson from the Giants.

Dyson, 31, has been terrific out of the bullpen for the Giants this year, compiling a 2.47 ERA with 47 strikeouts and seven walks in 51 innings. Dyson will join the back of the Twins’ bullpen with Ryne Harper, Trevor May, and Tyler Duffey as all will help bridge the gap to closer Taylor Rogers.

Dyson is owed the remainder of his $5 million salary for this season. He will head into his fourth and final year of arbitration eligibility going into 2020.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.