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Tyler Clippard | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tyler Clippard was taken for four runs in two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's 10-4 loss to the White Sox.

Clippard allowed four base runners on two lead-off walks and two singles, and all four runners came around to score in what turned out to be a six-run inning. Clippard should grab a few early regular season saves while Sean Doolittle recovers from a shoulder injury.
Mar 8 - 8:42 PM

Athletics and RHP Tyler Clippard avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The terms of the deal weren't immediately known. Clippard had requested $8.85 million and the A's offered $7.775 million, so somewhere near the midpoint is likely. Clippard was acquired by the A's in January, and with Sean Doolittle questionable for the start of the season Clippard could be in line to save games in the early going.
Feb 11 - 6:17 PM

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

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

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C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Kendall Graveman
6Jarrod Parker
7Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Taylor Thompson
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Drew Pomeranz
10Pat Venditte