Surgery puts 2020 in jeopardy for Twins' Dyson

Minnesota Twins right-hander Sam Dyson underwent shoulder surgery in Los Angeles this week with a grim prognosis that could have him out for not just this season but for all of 2020 as well.

Dyson, who was acquired at the July 31 trade deadline from the San Francisco Giants to bolster the bullpen, had ligaments repaired in the capsule of his throwing shoulder. The long range on his timeline to return is 12 months.

"I wouldn't put anything past Sam," Baldelli said regarding Dyson's potential return date, according to MLB.com. "He's in great shape. He's still a young guy. I think he has a chance to really work through this.

"You know he's going to work hard and give himself every opportunity, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was back in 12 months and throwing. But you have to let the body heal, and again, every one of these surgeries is different."

Dyson was not the answer the Twins were looking for, going on the injured list a mere week after he was acquired for three minor-leaguers. He returned, only to struggle, finishing 1-0 with a 7.15 ERA over 12 outings with the Twins. He last pitched Sept. 3.

The 31-year old was 4-1 with two saves and a 2.47 ERA for the Giants before he was traded. Over eight seasons, the fourth-round selection by Toronto in 2010 is 24-23 with a 3.40 ERA starting in just one of his 376 appearances with the Blue Jays, Marlins, Rangers, Giants and Twins.

--Field Level Media