Minnesota Twins: Sam Dyson’s injury dated back to the All-Star break

According to a report, the Minnesota Twins’ latest bullpen acquisition had been battling through a shoulder injury since the All-Star break.

The Minnesota Twins’ acquisition of Sam Dyson hasn’t gone well. After being their final move in advance of the trade deadline, Dyson has been a major disappointment despite appearing in just two games since coming over from San Francisco. Six runs in 2/3 of an inning will do that for you, but a sudden trip to the injured list had Twins wondering if the Minnesota front office had done its research prior to making the trade.

According to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com, the Twins did do their research of Dyson before the deadline, but not even the Giants knew about the shoulder injury that would put him on the shelf on Aug. 4. That’s because Dyson worked through the injury that Park reports was suffered in Colorado shortly after the All-Star break and according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Dane Mizutani, he decided to play through it.

“My shoulder started bugging me and I just kept throwing through it and throwing through it,” Dyson said to Mizutani. “I was just grinding through it the whole time, and I didn’t want to put these guys in a bad spot because they’re in first place.”

Dyson would go on to say that the injury would pop up when he was doing things around the house or picking up dishes and finally went to General Manager Thad Levine to disclose his injury last week. At that point, the options were either to give it a short term solution or shut it down to give it a rest, which the Twins chose the latter.

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According to Mizutani, Dyson expects to resume baseball activities later this week and the team is hoping it’s not a long stint on the injured list. With the Twins needing some steady relief on the way to getting the ball to Taylor Rogers, they better hope that this issue doesn’t linger down the stretch.