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Tyler Clippard | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 9 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria said that Tyler Clippard will get the first crack at save chances.
With both David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle heading over to the Yankees in Tuesday's big trade, the back end of the White Sox bullpen is suddenly quite thin. Clippard -- acquired by Chicago in the aforementioned swap -- has experience closing in the past, but has struggled mightily over the last two months and held a 4.95 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 42/19 K/BB ratio across 36 1/3 innings with the Yankees. He carries iffy overall fantasy value but is certainly worth owning in most standard formats. Jul 19 - 5:38 PM

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White Sox acquired RHP Tyler Clippard, OF Blake Rutherford, LHP Ian Clarkin, and OF Tito Polo from the Yankees for 3B/1B Todd Frazier, RHP David Robertson, and RHP Tommy Kahnle.

Clippard is essentially a throw-in to offset some of the money the Yankees are taking on with Frazier and Robertson, but the 32-year-old right-hander could see high-leverage action in Chicago. He had posted a 4.95 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 42/19 K/BB ratio through 36 1/3 innings this season with New York. Clippard, an impending free agent, is making $6.15 million in 2017.
Jul 19 - 12:27 AM's Mark Feinsand hears that Tyler Clippard might be moving to the White Sox.

He's included in the nearly-completed trade sending Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to New York. It would mostly be a salary offset, as Clippard is a 32-year-old impending free agent making $6.15 million and the White Sox are trying to stack young talent. Clippard has a 4.95 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 42/19 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings this season out of the Yankees' bullpen.
Jul 18 - 10:34 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Tyler Clippard has been removed from his role as the primary setup man in the seventh inning.

Girardi indicated that he'll give more chances to Chad Green and Adam Warren instead, trying to bridge the gap between his starting pitching and the combo of Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman in the final two frames.
Jul 15 - 2:51 PM

Tyler Clippard gave up a go-ahead grand slam in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Clippard replaced Tyler Webb with two on and nobody out in the sixth inning and threw a wild pitch to allow one run before Jesus Aguilar tied things up with a sacrifice fly. Clippard escaped the inning with no further damage, but he ran into more trouble after returning for a second inning. After Clippard walked Jonathan Villar and Domingo Santana, Yankees manager Joe Girardi opted to intentionally walk Travis Shaw to load the bases. It backfired in a big way, as Clippard served up a go-ahead grand slam to Aguilar. Clippard now has a 5.24 ERA over 38 appearances on the year. The Yankees could be running out of patience with him.
Jul 8 - 12:17 AM

Tyler Clippard picked up his fifth hold with a scoreless eighth inning Monday against the Royals.

It looked like Clippard's tenure as a reliable setup man was winding down at this time last year, but he's been great since rejoining the Yankees, particularly this season. He's struck out 27 while giving up just three earned runs in 19 2/3 innings.
May 22 - 11:02 PM

Tyler Clippard allowed a home run in the ninth inning but struck out the side to snare a save versus the Cardinals on Saturday.

With Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances both unavailable for this game due to heavy usage in recent days, Clippard was presented the chance to lock down a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning. He turned it into an adventure but got the job done in the end. He punched out Matt Carpenter leading off the inning and then allowed a dinger to Stephen Piscotty. He struck out the next batter, then gave up a single and issued a walk before striking out Randal Grichuk to nail down a rare save opportunity.
Apr 15 - 5:01 PM

Tyler Clippard yielded a hit and a walk but hung on to record a save Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Dellin Betances has struggled of late and had pitched the last two days, so the Yankees turned to Clippard to protect a two-run lead. He yielded a out-out double to Andrew Benintendi and then walked Dustin Pedroia to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. However, Clippard then buckled down and got Xander Bogaerts to pop out and David Ortiz to strike out to end it. He's pitched well since joining the Yanks with a 2.66 ERA and a strikeout per inning.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 11:06:00 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Tyler Clippard from the Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Vicente Campos.

The deal was reported earlier Sunday and is now official. Clippard has really struggled of late but held a 2.80 just a couple weeks ago, so the Yanks are banking on him returning to form. He'll set up for Dellin Betances.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 11:44:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees have acquired Tyler Clippard from the Diamondbacks.'s Steve Gilbert says the D'Backs will get Vicente Campos in the deal. The Yanks wanted to get a veteran reliever to help offset the losses of Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller. Clippard is obviously a major downgrade from those two and has allowed seven runs over his last three appearances to push his ERA up to 4.30. However, his ERA was at 2.80 just a couple weeks ago and he's struck out 46 over 37 2/3 innings. He'll work in a setup role ahead of Dellin Betances and is under contract for 2017, as well.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 10:29:00 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that Tyler Clippard will "probably" be the team's primary closer.

Hale voiced a similar opinion right after the trade of Brad Ziegler to the Red Sox earlier at the end of July. He noted that Clippard holds the experience edge. Beyond that, though, Daniel Hudson (the other prime contender for saves in the second half) just hasn't pitched well this season. In 37 relief appearances, he holds a 4.91 ERA. In terms of fantasy, Clippard is the pitcher to own, here, though Hudson could see chances if he can reign in his numbers.
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 04:33:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Tyler Clippard and Daniel Hudson will share closer duties following Brad Ziegler's trade to Boston.

"Sharing" might not be the right word for it as Hale clearly has a preference. "I would imagine right now one of those two would be in the ninth," said Hale. "Probably more Clippard today than Huddy just because he's been off." Hudson himself admitted that Clippard is more suited for the job. "I would just assume that Clip slides into Zig's role just based on I've missed a few days here and wasn't exactly throwing the ball fantastic before," he said. Hudson might get a few save chances here and there, but it looks like Clippard is going to be the main man in the ninth inning.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Tyler Clippard is expected to close for the Diamondbacks after Brad Ziegler was traded to the Red Sox late Friday.

Daniel Hudson could also receive consideration, but Clippard is the most logical candidate. The 31-year-old right-hander boasts 54 career saves, including 32 as the full-time stopper for the Nationals in 2012. He's immediately worthy of an add in all formats.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Tyler Clippard struck out two batters in a perfect inning Sunday against the Rockies.

Clippard entered the day with a 6.14 spring ERA, so he needed a clean showing. The righty is line to work a setup role this year behind Arizona closer Brad Ziegler.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Tyler Clippard to a two-year, $12.25 million contract.

The reliever will receive a $4 million signing bonus and be paid $4.1 million in 2016 and $4.15 million in 2017. Clippard saw his strikeout rate drop and walk rate rise last season, but he boasts a career 2.88 ERA and will turn just 31 later this month. He will set up for Brad Ziegler.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Leury Garcia
3Alen Hanson
4Adam Engel
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Derek Holland
5Dylan Covey
6Mike Pelfrey
7David Holmberg
Relief Pitcher
R1Tyler Clippard
2Anthony Swarzak
3Dan Jennings
4Chris Beck
5Jake Petricka
6Juan Minaya
7Gregory Infante
8Nate Jones
9Zach Putnam