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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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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

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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

Tyler Clippard was asked to get five outs Tuesday, working 1 2/3 innings to earn the save against the Twins.

The Twins pushed across a run in the eighth inning and were threatening to tie the game with runners on first and third with one out, but Clippard struck out Torii Hunter and got Joe Mauer to fly out to end the threat. He worked a perfect ninth inning to secure the victory. Clippard has been shaky at points but owns a nice 2.25 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year.
May 6 - 12:07 AM

Tyler Clippard got his first save of the season, but had to escape some ninth-inning trouble to help the Athletics top the Angels on Monday.

Protecting a three-run lead, Clippard issued a leadoff walk to Erick Aybar, then walked Johnny Giavotella with two outs. He was able to get Kole Calhoun to line out to left field to end the game. It's only the second save of the year for the Athletics as they have massively outscored their opponents in their seven wins. Clippard will continue to get the ball in save opportunities when they present themselves.
Apr 21 - 1:10 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Tyler Clippard will serve as the team's interim closer while Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is sidelined.

The announcement certainly comes as no surprise. Doolittle (shoulder) is slated to play catch on Friday, but he's still expected to miss around the first month of the season. Clippard will handle the ninth inning until Doolittle is ready, making him mixed-league worthy in fantasy leagues.
Mar 27 - 2:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
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
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Logan Verrett
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin
13Buddy Carlyle