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Tyler Clippard | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Tyler Clippard from Triple-A Buffalo.
Clippard had to settle for a minor league deal this offseason after posting a 4.77 ERA in 60 1/3 innings last season between the Yankees, White Sox, and Astros. He's been an effective reliever in the past and had a pretty nice showing in the Grapefruit League this spring. Mar 29 - 11:12 AM

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Blue Jays signed RHP Tyler Clippard to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Clippard struggled to attract meaningful interest on the open market all winter after posting a 4.77 ERA in 60 1/3 innings last season between the Yankees, White Sox, and Astros. The 33-year-old right-hander still has decent swing-and-miss stuff and could crack the Blue Jays' bullpen out of camp, even with the late arrival.
Mar 7 - 12:21 PM

Tyler Clippard worked a perfect ninth inning Saturday against the Athletics to earn the save.

With closer Ken Giles having worked 1 2/3 innings Friday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch turned to the new guy in the bullpen to close out the A's. Clippard did so with little trouble, even working around a leadoff error to finish off the Athletics in nine pitches. The 32-year-old may pick up the occasional save here and there down the stretch, but the trade to the Astros zapped whatever fantasy value he might have had. He owns a 4.04 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 49 innings between the Astros and White Sox.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 10:10:00 PM

Astros acquired RHP Tyler Clippard from the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Clippard will join his new squad on Monday in Arizona. The right-hander had pitched well of late, compiling a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings with the White Sox after being acquired from the Yankees. He'll join a stellar setup corps working in front of closer Ken Giles.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 12:08:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Astros have acquired Tyler Clippard from the White Sox.

It's unclear what the White Sox will receive in return. Clippard is now the fifth relief pitcher that the White Sox have dealt in recent weeks, and they'll now need to find another option to work in the ninth inning. The 32-year-old hurler owns a 4.27 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 54/24 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings on the year.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Tyler Clippard secured his second save of the season on Tuesday, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning against the Astros.

Clippard did allow a couple of hits, bringing the tying run to the plate, but managed to escape unscathed. He'll own mixed league value for the remainder of the season as long as he keeps the ninth-inning gig.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 11:58:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 05:38:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 12:27:00 AM

MLB.com'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.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 10:34:00 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.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 02:51:00 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.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 12:17:00 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.
Mon, May 22, 2017 11:02:00 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.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 05:01:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Teoscar Hernandez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford
8Tim Mayza