The Minnesota Twins activated their trade deadline acquisition from the injured list after rehabbing from right biceps tendinitis.
To put things mildly, the Minnesota Twins acquisition of Sam Dyson hasn’t gone well. After acquiring the right-hander from the San Francisco Giants at the trade deadline, Dyson went out and coughed up six earned runs in 2/3 of an inning in his first two appearances, triggering Twins fans to spew venom all over the move.
After struggling in his first couple appearances, it was revealed that Dyson had been working with right biceps tendinitis that occurred back in mid-July and the Twins placed him on the 10-day injured list to make sure he would get back to 100 percent for the stretch run.
Dyson took his ten days on the injured list and after improving each day, he was deemed ready to make his return as he was activated prior to the Twins’ opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night (via Zone Coverage’s Brandon Warne).
Although his start in Minnesota hasn’t been a great one, Dyson showed during his time in San Francisco that he can be an effective reliever when healthy. In his last seven appearances before coming over to the Twins, Dyson didn’t allow an earned run and held opposing hitters to a .087 batting average in seven innings.
If the time off is what Dyson needed to regain his form, the Twins could get a huge boost as they battle the Cleveland Indians for the lead in the American League Central over the final six weeks of the regular season.