– Sam Dyson finally has a new home. The former Texas Rangers closer has been traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a player to be named later and cash considerations per a club announcement. Dyson saw his tenure with the Rangers end after posting an ugly 10.80 ERA across only 16.2 innings of relief work while surrendering six home runs in the process. He just wasn’t the same after a season in which he dominated as the Rangers closer where he racked up 38 saves in 2016. Something just wasn’t clicking for him and his struggles caused the Rangers to yank him from the ninth inning. The club tried to work with him during his struggles, but it got so bad they had little choice but to designate him for assignment. The club expressed interest in trading him rather than just letting him go for nothing and reportedly had multiple offers on hand before deciding the take the Giants offer and send Dyson to the Bay Area. The Giants have had better success with their bullpen as of late but are at the bottom of the NL West Division and are in need of a hot streak to get their season back on track. Hopefully, Dyson can revive himself in the Bay Area and help the Giants climb out of the NL West cellar.
– The Seattle Mariners are reportedly close to locking up a core member of the team. The Mariners are reportedly close on an extension with shortstop Jean Segura per Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOX Sports. The extension is reportedly a five-year deal worth $70MM and contains a $17MM club option for the 2023 season. The new deal will allow the Mariners to buy out the first four years of free agency for Segura. This gives him security after changing teams the past two years. He has re-established himself as a top-notch leadoff hitter and will hopefully be able to set the table for the Mariners and their big bats for multiple years.