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Tyler Clippard | Relief Pitcher | #19

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 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. Mar 27 - 7:02 PM

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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.
Feb 8 - 4:27 PM

Tyler Clippard has agreed to a two-year, $12.25 million free agent contract with the Diamondbacks, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Clippard gets a $4 million signing bonus, a $4.1 million salary for 2016, and $4.15 million in 2017. The 30-year-old right-hander did not finish strong last season, but he still wound up with a cool 2.92 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 71 total innings between the A's and Mets. And he owns a 2.88 ERA for his career. Clippard should be an upgrade to the Diamondbacks' setup corps and there's a chance he could vulture saves at some point from closer Brad Ziegler.
Feb 8 - 4:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic is hearing that the Diamondbacks have made progress toward an agreement with free agent reliever Tyler Clippard.

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart acknowledged last week that Clippard would be a good fit for the club, and now it appears he is close to getting his man. The 30-year-old right-hander experienced some struggles down the stretch in 2015, but he still finished with a decent 2.92 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 71 total innings between the A's and Mets. Clippard boasts a 2.88 ERA in 562 career major league frames.
Feb 8 - 11:11 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros have inquired on Tyler Clippard.

Clippard's market appears to finally be picking up, as the Diamondbacks and Rays have also been connected to the reliever in recent days. The right-hander's 2015 campaign wasn't his best, as he saw his strikeout rate drop and walk rate rise. However, Clippard has been one of the best and most reliable relievers in baseball over the last seven seasons and will turn just 31 in a week.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 7 - 10:16 AM

The Diamondbacks have had discussions with Tyler Clippard.

We knew the Diamondbacks were interested but this is the first we've heard of the two sides actually talking. Arizona has been searching high and low for late-inning help and Clippard has a proven track record with 53 saves and a lifetime ERA of 2.88. The Rays have also shown interest in Clippard.
Feb 6 - 4:25 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks are interested in adding a late-inning reliever with Tyler Clippard representing their top target.

General manager Dave Stewart admitted on Thursday that the club could have interest in the veteran right-hander. While Brad Ziegler was fantastic in the closer's role in 2015, the club is lacking depth in the late innings, and Clippard would add another strong arm with previous closing experience.
Feb 5 - 7:47 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are among the teams considering Tyler Clippard.

The low-budget Rays might not be able to offer Clippard the most money, but the reliever is a Florida native and the state has no personal income tax. The Diamondbacks are another club that has indicated they'd be interested in Clippard, who put up a 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 64/31 K/BB ratio over 71 innings last season between the A's and Mets.
Feb 5 - 2:45 PM

Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart suggested Thursday that he might make a play for free agent Tyler Clippard.

"We have not talked to his people, (but) that is a good name," Stewart told the Arizona Republic when asked about Clippard. "I know we talked about it internally, so I think there’s a pretty good possibility we will (reach out), at least just to see." Clippard, who turns 31 years old next week, posted a 2.92 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 64/31 K/BB ratio in 71 innings of relief last season between the A's and Mets. He is probably still holding out for a multi-year deal.
Feb 4 - 2:28 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the club is done giving out major league deals this winter.

Alderson also said that he assumes Tyler Clippard will land a major league deal, so it's safe to say he'll end up elsewhere. The soon-to-be 31-year-old was shaky down the stretch last season and during the postseason, but someone will surely take a chance on his reputation and track record. The Mets reportedly haven't ruled out adding another bullpen arm, but apparently they'll look to minor league deals.
Feb 3 - 1:36 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets will likely seek a reliever below Tyler Clippard's price range.

The Mets are still looking for bullpen help after adding left-hander Antonio Bastardo last week, but this report suggests that they expect Clippard to find better offers elsewhere. The soon-to-be 31-year-old wore down late last season, but still finished with a 2.92 ERA over 69 appearances. Alternatives on the market include names like Tommy Hunter and Ryan Webb.
Jan 26 - 9:39 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is interested in adding another reliever to the club's bullpen, but only on a one-year contract.

When asked about it this week, Alderson quipped, "Does it really improve the team to give a reliever a one-, or two-year contract if we don’t believe he is better than what we have?" It appears he is content waiting on the free agent market to play out before committing to a multi-year deal. Mike Puma of the New York Post mentioned Tyler Clippard and Antonio Bastardo as two possible hurlers who the Mets would have interest in on one-year pacts.
Jan 10 - 7:52 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mets haven't ruled out bringing back free agent reliever Tyler Clippard.

Clippard struggled in September and during the Mets' postseason run, but the market for free agent relievers is shrinking quickly in regard to proven names. Even with the concern about his diminished velocity and poor finish to 2015, the veteran reliever could land a multi-year deal this winter.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Tyler Clippard (back) is unlikely to be available for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Clippard's back was pretty stiff on Saturday morning. He's likely to be held out for an additional day before hopefully returning to the Mets bullpen on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:52:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Peter O'Brien
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Archie Bradley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Josh Collmenter
6Jake Barrett
7Andrew Chafin
8Silvino Bracho