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Tyler Clippard | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tyler Clippard got the final four outs of Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Phillies for his second save as a member of the Mets.
Clippard entered in the bottom of the eighth and allowed a run-scoring single to Jeff Francoeur following a Wilmer Flores error, but struck out Darnell Sweeney to end the inning. In the ninth, he set the Phillies down in 1-2-3 fashion, getting Freddy Galvis to fly out, Odubel Herrera to strike out, and Ryan Howard to ground out. Clippard, in 16 appearances since joining the Mets, has a 1.76 ERA with an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings while getting the save in both opportunities presented. Aug 26 - 10:51 PM

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Tyler Clippard earned his first save as a member of the Mets on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a three-run advantage.

He allowed a one-out single to Jayson Werth, but no damage would come from it. The veteran right-hander now sports a 2.55 ERA and 39/23 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings on the season while successfully converting 19 of his 23 save chances.
Aug 2 - 10:57 PM

Making his second appearance with the Mets this season, newly acquired reliever Tyler Clippard allowed a hit and no runs over his inning of work.

Clippard entered in the eighth inning with the Mets holding a 7-5 lead. Jedd Gyorko burned him for a double with one out, but the new Metropolitan was able to retire the next two batters without incident. Closer Jeurys Familia would enter an inning later and blow his third straight save. Familia's probably still got wiggle room, but there can't be much at this point. Clippard could see save opportunities if the struggles continue. He held a 2.97 ERA and 38/21 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings prior to jumping over from the A's to the Mets.
Jul 30 - 6:36 PM

Mets acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for RHP Casey Meisner.

Clippard has had control issues this season with 21 walks over 38 2/3 innings. He's also struck out 38, though, while posting a 2.79 ERA. It's unclear at this point what role he'll serve in, but he'll most likely help set up for Jeurys Familia. Clippard will be a free agent after the season. Edward Mujica is likely the favorite for saves with the A's now.
Jul 27 - 6:15 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, the Mets are making progress on a trade for A's closer Tyler Clippard.

But there are other teams still in play. Clippard, who might be the next domino to fall on this trade market, owns a 2.79 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings this season along with 17 saves. The 30-year-old right-hander would probably get a shot at closer duties in New York given the recent struggles of Jeurys Familia.
Jul 27 - 1:12 PM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Tyler Clippard is expected to be the next member of the Athletics traded before Friday's deadline.

Slusser notes that the Nationals, Mets and Yankees are all teams that have been linked to the right-hander, with several other contenders also in the market for bullpen help. The 30-year-old, who is a free agent following the 2015 season, owns a 2.79 ERA and 38/21 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings with the A's this season.
Jul 26 - 10:40 PM

Tyler Clippard kept the Yankees off the board in the 10th inning, snagging his 16th save in Tuesday's 4-3 win.

Clippard caused some nail-biting, as he walked two batters to put the tying run in scoring position with two outs for Mark Teixeira. The right-hander was able to fan the slugger to end the contest. Clippard has done a commendable job as the closer, filling in for Sean Doolittle. He's 16-for-18 in save chances with a 2.52 ERA and a 34/18 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings.
Jul 7 - 10:36 PM

Tyler Clippard got four outs Wednesday against the Rockies to earn his 14th save of the season.

Clippard was called on to get the final out in the eighth inning before working a perfect ninth to close it out. The right-hander struck out two without allowing a baserunner in the outing. Clippard now owns a 2.67 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 32/15 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the year.
Jul 1 - 7:00 PM

Tyler Clippard had a 1-2-3 ninth inning, earning his 15th save as the Athletics took down the Rangers 6-3 on Thursday.

The ninth saw some hard contact, but Clippard lucked out. Robinson Chirinos lined out, Rougned Odor popped out, and Shin-Soo Choo lined out. The right-hander moves to 13-for-15 in save opportunities with a 2.87 ERA and a 29/14 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings.
Jun 25 - 5:51 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in re-acquiring Tyler Clippard from the Athletics.

The two clubs have also discussed Ben Zobrist, with the A's targeting Michael Taylor. Rosenthal notes that the conversations "did not gain traction," but the Nationals and A's have made multiple trades in the past and it appears they may match up again prior to the July 31 deadline.
Jun 19 - 3:13 PM

Tyler Clippard earned his 10th save of the season Tuesday in the A's 6-5 defeat of the Padres.

Clippard was tasked with protecting a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and did so with great flair, striking out all three batters he faced. The 30-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.96 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings this season. He'll be a nice trade chip at the deadline for the Athletics.
Jun 16 - 6:53 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Blue Jays have inquired on the availability of Tyler Clippard from the Athletics.

The Blue Jays continue to explore potential upgrades to both their starting rotation and back end of their bullpen, the latter of which Clippard would represent a massive upgrade.
Jun 13 - 11:38 AM

Tyler Clippard struck out two en route to his eighth save as the Athletics won 5-3 over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Clippard got a ground out from Nick Castellanos, then struck out James McCann and Anthony Gose to end the contest on 13 pitches. With Sean Doolittle back on the disabled list, Tyler Clippard will continue to close out ballgames for the A's, keeping his fantasy value intact. He's 8-for-9 in save situations with a 2.31 ERA and a 20/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings.
Jun 2 - 10:15 PM

Tyler Clippard gave up one run but evaded further damage to earn his fifth save of the season in Thursday's 5-4 victory against the Yankees.

Clippard had himself to blame for the run after inexplicably walking Garrett Jones -- who has been hitting like your grandfather has been cooking -- with two outs. Brett Gardner next doubled Jones in, doing right by the karma gods. Clippard has been effective and owns a nice 2.57 ERA, but his days as closer are numbered with Sean Doolittle healthy and shaking off the rust in middle relief.
May 29 - 1:25 AM

Tyler Clippard worked a perfect ninth inning for his fourth save of the season in Monday's 2-1 victory versus the Astros.

The A's entered the game having won only one of their previous 10 games, so save opportunities have been few and far between for Clippard. He struck out Chris Carter, got Colby Rasmus to fly out, and struck out Jason Castro to end the contest. Clippard is 4-for-5 in save opportunities with a 2.50 ERA and a 15/8 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Sean Doolittle is still working his way back from a partial rotator cuff tear and shouldn't be expected back until the end of the month or early June, so Clippard should continue pitching the ninth inning until then.
May 18 - 11:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia