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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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Tyler Clippard notched his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth-inning appearance in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
Clippard entered in the top of the ninth inning looking to preserve a 2-0 advantage for the Jays. He got the job done without any dramatics, striking out one while requiring 14 pitches (nine strikes) to polish off the save. While Clippard does figure to continue to see save chances here and there with Roberto Osuna on administrative leave, Ryan Tepera has entrenched himself in the role of closer at this juncture. Clippard owns a 3.24 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio in 35 appearances this season. Jun 16 - 7:05 PM

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Tyler Clippard coughed up four runs in the ninth inning to blow a save and take a loss against the Angels on Wednesday.

He walked the bases loaded and then gave up back-to-back two-RBI singles to Shohei Ohtani and Andrelton Simmons. Clippard was great all season until taking over as interim closer for the suspended Roberto Osuna last week. He's now blown two of the four save chances he's been granted. He has a 3.24 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 25 innings. The Blue Jays might turn to Ryan Tepera or Seung Hwan Oh for the next save opportunity.
May 23 - 11:40 PM

Tyler Clippard recorded his second save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Clippard had no issues protecting a two-run lead in the ninth, getting a strikeout, flyout and popout to preserve the victory. The veteran reliever has recorded both of the Blue Jays' saves since Robert Osuna went on Administrative Leave. He's having an excellent bounce-back season with a 1.82 ERA and 28/12 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 frames.
May 22 - 9:53 PM

Tyler Clippard allowed one hit and fanned two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Clippard gets the first save chance in the absence of regular closer Roberto Osuna, who was placed on administrative leave after being arrested for assault. Clippard has the best overall numbers in the Blue Jays' bullpen this year but we could be looking at a committee here. Experienced closers Seung Hwan Oh and John Axford pitched the sixth and seventh innings tonight with regular set-up man Ryan Tepera pitching the eighth as he usually does. If Clippard does become the interim closer he could keep the role for a while as Osuna might be facing a lengthy suspension.
May 10 - 1:29 AM

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

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'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

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C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Devon Travis
3Lourdes Gurriel
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3Gio Urshela
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Teoscar Hernandez
2Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
6Sam Gaviglio
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Seung Hwan Oh
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Tyler Clippard
6John Axford
7Danny Barnes
8Joe Biagini
9Preston Guilmet