Marlins Send Sam Dyson to Rangers at Deadline

The Marlins wrapped up a busy week of trading when they sent Sam Dyson to the Rangers

The Miami Marlins traded Sam Dyson to the Texas Rangers for two players right before the trade deadline on Friday.

Coming back to Miami will be catcher Tomas Telis and reliever Cody Ege. Telis will head to Miami and serve as a third catcher while Ege has been assigned to AA Jacksonville.

Telis gives Miami an option to replace Jeff Mathis going into next season. While Mathis is known for his solid game-calling, he has bit a liability offensively. With Telis, Miami potentially has a backstop that can provide production on both sides of the field.

The 24-year old Telis put together a slash line of .291 / .327 / .404 in AAA this season. In his limited time in the big leagues, Telis did not do much offensively. This could be due in part to his small amount of at-bats and erratic playing time.

Ege is a left-handed reliever who has posted a 1.00 E.R.A and 1.22 W.H.I.P in the minor leagues this year. Also 24 years old, Ege could be an option for Miami's bullpen later this season. Finding a solid lefty reliever is a need for Miami in a division that features several prominent left-handed bats.

Earlier on Friday, the Marlins traded Dan Haren to the Cubs for a pair of minor leaguers. This deal followed a day after Miami finalized another trade that sent Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

While the deadline has come and gone, Miami could still make more moves during the waiver period.

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