Sam Dyson

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Sam Dyson
Sam Dyson on July 5, 2012.jpg
Dyson with the Toronto Blue Jays
Miami Marlins – No. 36
Born: (1988-05-07) May 7, 1988 (age 26)
Tampa, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 5, 2012 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 3–3
Earned run average 4.02
Strikeouts 39
WHIP 1.55

Samuel Isaac Dyson (born May 7, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. He played college baseball at South Carolina.

Minor League career[edit]

Dyson was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 first year player draft. He didn't pitch in 2010 professionally after he underwent labrum repair surgery, and missed the entire 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.[1] In 2+ seasons in the minor leagues, Dyson posted a 2-0 record with 3 saves, a 2.56 ERA, 13 walks, and 24 strikeouts over 52.2 innings.[2]

Major League career[edit]

Dyson was called up to the majors on July 5, 2012.[3] He is the first Blue Jays player from the 2010 draft to reach the majors.[4] He made his debut later that day to get the final out in the 7th inning. After walking Billy Butler, Dyson struck out Yuniesky Betancourt. On July 19, Yan Gomes was called up to the Jays, and Dyson was sent back to Double-A New Hampshire after making 2 appearances over 2 weeks. In 23 of an inning, Dyson allowed 3 earned runs and struck out 1.[5] He was designated for assignment on January 22, 2013, to make room on the 40-man roster for Mark DeRosa.[6]

On January 30, 2013, Dyson was claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins.[7] Dyson was assigned to Double-A Jacksonville to begin 2013. On July 7, Dyson was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain after a start against Chattanooga. Dyson was elected to participate in the Southern League All-Star game, but didn't play because of the injury. In 16 games (15 starts) before the break, he went 3-7 with a 2.63 ERA, striking out 41 in 75.1 innings. After making one rehab assignment with the GCL Marlins, he was assigned to Triple-A New Orleans, where he made 5 more starts. In the minors in 2013, Dyson went 4-11 with a 2.67 ERA, striking out 62 in 111.1 innings. On August 29, Dyson was recalled by the Marlins, replacing Arquimedes Caminero. He made his Marlins debut that day, pitching 2 innings, while giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs. After making 2 more relief appearances, Dyson made his first major league start on September 16 against the Phillies, lasting only 2.2 innings, giving up 7 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 1. In 5 games (1 start) for the Marlins in 2013, Dyson went 0-2, giving up 11 runs in 11 innings while striking out 5 and walking 5.

On May 7, 2014, it was reported that Dyson had been involved in a fight with Chris Hatcher, a teammate with the New Orleans Zephyrs, at a Miami bar on April 27. Dyson's jaw was broken by Hatcher, who was later suspended 5 games by the Zephyrs for conduct detrimental to the team.[8]


  1. ^ Davis, Craig (August 29, 2013). "Dyson took rough path to Marlins". Sun Sentinel. 
  2. ^ Jays bring up RHP Dyson from Double-A, option Richmond
  3. ^ Jays bring up RHP Dyson from Double-A, option Richmond
  4. ^ Blue Jays promote Sam Dyson to Toronto
  5. ^ Chisholm, Gregor. "Gomes called back up to Blue Jays". 
  6. ^ Blontz, Blaine (January 22, 2013). "Toronto Blue Jays sign Mark DeRosa; Designate Sam Dyson". Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Williams, Darrell (May 7, 2014). "Zephyrs' Chris Hatcher suspended five games after fight". Retrieved May 8, 2014. 

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