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Tyler Clippard | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Clippard requested $8.85 million and was offered $7.775 million from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Clippard, who was acquired from the Nationals on Wednesday, was projected by to earn $9.3 million in the arbitration process. He has established himself as one of the most dominant setup men in the league and could push Sean Doolittle for the closer's role in Oakland. Jan 16 - 11:08 PM

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Athletics acquired RHP Tyler Clippard from the Nationals for Yunel Escobar.

Clippard was stellar as a high-leverage reliever for the Nationals, and he'll be in contention for the closer role with the A's. The 29-year-old is in his final year of arbitration and will be a free agent following the 2015 season.
Jan 14 - 8:44 PM

William Ladson of reports Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics in the Yunel Escobar trade.

Escobar is heading to the Nationals, but he was the only confirmed member of the trade before Ladson's report. Clippard, 29, has been terrific as a late-inning reliever in recent years, posting a 2.18 ERA and 82/23 K/BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings this past season. Clippard should have a chance to close games in Oakland, jumping firmly onto the mixed league fantasy radar.
Jan 14 - 7:50 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Nationals are having active trade discussions about Tyler Clippard.

Rosenthal previously reported the Nats were likely to deal the reliever this winter. It's not surprising that teams would have interest after Clippard had another stellar season in 2014, posting a 2.18 ERA over 70 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old will be a free agent after next season, so any team acquiring him may also have interest in extending Clippard.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals are likely to trade Tyler Clippard this winter.

The Nationals have many capable right-handed relievers in their bullpen and is expected to earn $8-$9 million in his final season of arbitration. If he's indeed available, he could make for a very attractive trade target for teams that miss out on the David Robertson sweepstakes.
Source: FOX Sports
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Tyler Clippard has been added to the National League All-Star team.

He's taking the roster spot of Julio Teheran, who is starting on Sunday. There are others that are more deserving, but there's no doubt Clippard has had a great year, posting a 2.03 ERA with 53 strikeouts over 40 innings.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 01:22:00 PM

With Rafael Soriano needing the day off, Tyler Clippard struck out the side in the ninth for his first save of the year Monday against the Brewers.

It's Clippard's first save since he notched 32 in 2012. He has a 2.12 ERA while being used mostly as an eighth-inning guy this year.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Monday that Tyler Clippard will be his primary eighth inning reliever.

It's a little unusual to hear a manager announce their primary set-up man, but there you go. Clippard has been one of the game's best relievers in recent years and would be a natural alternative for the closer role if Rafael Soriano struggles or suffers an injury. Drew Storen appears to be third on the depth chart.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Tyler Clippard (back) threw a bullpen session Monday morning in Nationals camp.

Clippard took it easy for six days after tweaking his back last week. He should be fine for Opening Day.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Tyler Clippard (back) will resume workouts Saturday before throwing a bullpen session Monday.

Clippard has been held out of action the last few days because of tightness in his back, but it was a precautionary move and it shouldn't be an issue for him going forward. "I wanted to be out there, but they’re not letting me," Clippard said Friday. "I just want be 100 percent, and they do, too. It’s early. I mean, during the season, it would be nothing. They had to hold me down today. I wanted to get out there, and they wouldn’t let me."
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Tyler Clippard has been limited the last two days in Nationals camp due to back soreness.

Clippard tweaked his back earlier this week, but he's not worried about it. "It’s just early in spring and I didn’t want to push it," the right-hander said Thursday. "I felt a little something, so I was like, why push it? No big deal." He'll open the 2014 season in a setup role.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Nationals and RHP Tyler Clippard avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.875 million contract.

Clippard asked for $6.35 million and was offered $4.45 million from the Nationals when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The two sides settled about $475,000 north of the midway point. Clippard, 28, will serve as a setup man this year in Washington.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he hasn't had discussions with Tyler Clippard beyond a one-year deal, per James Wagner of the Washington Post.

Clippard still has another year of arbitration in 2015 before becoming a free agent, and it appears the Nationals aren't in any hurry to get a longer deal done. Clippard recently filed for $6.35 million in arbitration while the Nats offered $4.45 million, and the 28-year-old said the two sides will "see how it all plays out" in regards to a hearing. The right-hander is widely considered one of the best setup men in the game.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Tyler Clippard requested $6.35 million and was offered $4.45 million from the Nationals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 28-year-old right-hander is an integral part of the Nationals bullpen, and coming off another strong season where he compiled a 2.41 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 73/24 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. He'll continue to work in a setup capacity in front of Rafael Soriano.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday that he's not ruling out using Tyler Clippard at closer down the stretch.

Clippard has been the team's best reliever all season, posting a 2.01 ERA and 0.82 WHIP while striking out a batter per inning. With Rafael Soriano struggling, Johnson is considering other options. Clippard has yet to record a save this season, but he's worth stashing in case he sees some ninth inning time over the final month.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 09:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
CF1Coco Crisp
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Ryan Cook
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Dan Otero
6R.J. Alvarez
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner
9Taylor Thompson
10Eury de la Rosa
11Jesse Chavez
12Pat Venditte
13Brad Mills
14Kevin Whelan