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.
Pirates starter Chris Archer exited Tuesday night’s start against the Pirates while warming up ahead of the second inning. He was examined by the Pirates’ training staff before walking off the field. The reason is currently unknown but an update should be forthcoming.
Archer allowed a pair of singles before getting consecutive strikeouts to see his way out of the first inning. The 30-year-old right-hander has had a forgettable year in Pittsburgh, entering Tuesday’s action 3-9 with a 5.23 ERA and a 141/55 K/BB ratio in 118 2/3 innings.
The Pirates, overall, are in rough shape, losing 22 of their last 27 games dating back to July 21. They are 51-73, 15.5 games out of first place in the NL Central cellar. It may behoove them to play it safe with Archer since they don’t have anything to play for over the remainder of the regular season. The club holds options for his 2020 and ’21 seasons at $9 million and $11 million, respectively.