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37 Shawn Tolleson RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 1/19/1988 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 82/75 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson remains on roll for 28th save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson didn't become the Rangers closer until late May. But he has certainly made up for lost time.

Tolleson snagged his 28th save in just over three months Saturday against Baltimore. He did have to work out of a bit of a jam, but stranded two baserunners in the ninth.

The right-hander has surrendered a run in only two August appearances. He has 10 saves in the month.


Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson strikes out two, records 27th save


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/28/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson recorded his 27th save of the season on Friday against the Orioles.

Tolleson struck out two batters while giving up just one hit in an inning of work. He has a 2.73 ERA in 59 1/3 innings this season.


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson collects 26th save on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) After suffering a loss and a blown save in his previous outing, Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson bounced back with an efficient outing on Thursday. Tolleson worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the 4-1 win over the Blue Jays, picking up his 26th save of the season.

Tolleson has 13 saves since the All-Star break, which is tops in the game. He has emerged as a reliable closer for the surging Rangers.


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson blows save, takes loss on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson suffered his second blown save--and first since July 11--as the Blue Jays took the 6-5 victory on Tuesday. 

Tolleson (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) to score while recording two outs in the ninth inning, as he snapped a string of 12 straight successful save conversions. 


RP Shawn Tolleson notches 25th save for Rangers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Closer Shawn Tolleson continued his nice season, preserving the Rangers' win over Detroit on Sunday for his 25th save of the season. 

Tolleson pitched a perfect inning to close out the game, and now has seven saves, along with two wins, in his last 10 outings. 

Tolleson is now eighth in the American League in saves in his first season as a closer. 


Shawn Tolleson saves 24th of year for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 24th save of the year, Friday against Detroit. 

Tolleson allowed one hit and struck out three to convert his 10th straight save opportunity and save his sixth game in the month of August. 


Rangers' Shawn Tolleson saves 23rd game of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to save a win over Tampa on Sunday. 

Tolleson earned his 23rd save of the year and converted his 10th straight save opportunity. 

Tolleson had his seventh straight scoreless appearance. 


Rangers' Shawn Tolleson saves 22nd game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth against Tampa Bay on Friday. Tolleson converted his ninth straight save opportunity and recorded his 22nd save of the season. 

Tolleson had his sixth straight scoreless outing. 


Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson has no-muss, no-fuss Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson could have heightened the drama of a one-game game Thursday in Minnesota by allowing a baserunner or two. Instead, he drained it away by retiring the Twins in order in the ninth.

Tolleson earned his 21st save in 22 opportunities with three consecutive flyouts. It was only his second appearance since Aug. 4. He has pitched shutout ball in 11 of his last 12 performances to lower his ERA to 2.81.


Rangers' Shawn Tolleson earns win in relief


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) Rangers reliever Shawn Tolleson earned a win in Saturday's 11-inning game against Seattle. 

Tolleson pitched two innings, his longest outing since going two on June 4. He entered in a tie game, giving him his first non-save situation since August 1.

Tolleson struck out a season-high five and improved to 4-2.  


Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson given Wednesday night off


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) Overworked Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson watched Wednesday as teammate Sam Dyson secured the save against Houston.

Tolleson had pitched in six games since July 29. He nailed down three victories during that stretch and allowed only one run.


Shawn Tolleson saves 20th game of year for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead against Houston on Tuesday. 

Tolleson saved his 20th game of the year and converted his seventh straight save opportunity. 

Tolleson allowed his first hit in three appearances and his first walk in four. He struck out two batters. 


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson gets 19th save on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson picked up his 19th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's 12-9 win over the Astros. Tolleson needed just 12 pitches to retire the side in order, converting his sixth consecutive save chance.

Tolleson has been a workhorse lately, pitching in five of the Rangers' past six games.


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson shuts the door for 18th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson worked a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday to capture his 18th save of the season. Tolleson struck out a pair to preserve the 5-2 win over the Yankees. 

The right-hander has converted 18 of 20 save chances this season, including five straight. 


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson nails down 17th save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/26/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson worked around a two-out hit to close out the 7-6 win over the Angels on Saturday. Tolleson picked up his 17th save with the scoreless inning of work.

Tolleson has converted 17 of 19 save chances this year.


Rangers' Shawn Tolleson gets 16th save of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson picked up his 16th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning, Friday against the Angels. 

Tolleson struck out one and protected a two-run lead. 


Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson hurls perfect ninth in victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) It remains to be seen if Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson has righted himself completely after a difficult stretch, but he certainly didn't struggle Wednesday in snagging his 15th save.

Tolleson retired the Rockies in order, taking care of dangerous Nolan Arenado on a groundout to get off on the right foot. He did not strike out a batter.

He had allowed eight earned runs in his previous 6 1/3 innings covering seven appearances.


Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson records 14th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson didn't have his best stuff on Saturday against the Astros, but he still managed to record his 14th save of the season.

Tolleson allowed two runs on two hits in the ninth inning, but he managed to get out of trouble before the game got out of hand.

Tolleson (2-2) has a 3.52 ERA in 38 1/3 innings od relief this season.


Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson is no closer on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Rangers right-hander Shawn Tolleson finally joined a club into which every closer eventually is forced. That is, the Blown Save Club.

After 13 successful efforts, Tolleson let one get away Saturday night against San Diego. He entered with a 5-3 lead and exited with a 6-5 deficit, courtesy of three singles and a two-run homer by Yangervis Solarte. Tolleson was removed after a Matt Kemp single.

The poor performance sent his ERA skyrocketing from 2.45 to 3.13.


Shawn Tolleson saves 13th game of year for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson remained perfect, with his 13th save in as many opportunities. 

Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth to protect a one-run lead, Friday against San Diego. He allowed a hit, walked a batter and struck out two. It was his third straight scoreless outing. 


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson notches 12th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson recorded his 12th save of the season on Thursday against the Orioles.

Tolleson closed out the ninth inning of a 2-0 win with just 12 pitches. He didn't allow any hits and struck out one batters.

Tolleson (2-1) has a 2.60 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings of relief this season.


Rangers P Shawn Tolleson earns save against Orioles


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson picked up his 11th save of the season in Tuesday night's 8-6 win over the Orioles. 

Tolleson pitched the ninth inning and allowed an earned run and a walk. He was still able to get out of the jam and still collect the save. Tolleson now has a 2.67 ERA for the season. 


Rangers' Shawn Tolleson saves tenth game of season


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson saved his tenth game in as many opportunities in Friday's wi over the White Sox. 

Tolleson entered in the ninth inning with a one-run lead. He retired the side without allowing a hit. He walked one. It was Tolleson's first hitless appearance since May 29. 


Rangers' Keone Kela gets first save with Tolleson unavailable


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Rangers reliever Keone Kela picked up the first save of his career in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers. Kela worked a scoreless ninth inning, walking one and striking out one to preserve the win.

Kela was making his 31st appearance for the Rangers, and lowered his ERA to 2.22.

Shawn Tolleson, who was recently named the offical closer for the Rangers, had worked each of the last three games, so he was unavailable to pitch on Wednesday. 


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson officially dubbed team's closer


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Rangers reliever Shawn Tolleson has officially been named the team's closer by manager Jeff Banister on Tuesday. Tolleson has already recorded nine saves since May 20, but Banister never actually deemed the right-hander as the closer, until Tuesday.

"He’s closed enough games out for us to be called a closer," Banister said, per The Dallas Morning News. "I’m comfortable with giving him the closer’s position."

Tolleson is a perfect 9-for-9 in save chances entering play on Tuesday, and he owns a very impressive 33:5 K:BB ratio this year.