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Tony Sipp | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Astros signed LHP Tony Sipp to a one-year contract.
Sipp opted out of his minor league deal with the Padres on Thursday and quickly landed with a new team. The 30-year-old southpaw had a 4.30 ERA in 14 2/3 innings this season with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas and probably won't fare too well in Houston. May 1 - 2:06 PM

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A source tells Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish that Tony Sipp won't opt out of his minor league contract with the Padres.

Sipp's option to opt out of the deal ends Wednesday, so it appears he'll head to Triple-A El Paso as assigned. His next opt-out opportunity is on June 1, but the left-hander could leave for a major league role before then. Sipp had a 1.86 ERA over 10 2/3 innings this spring.
Mar 26 - 9:45 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Tony Sipp is undecided on whether he'll opt out of his minor league contract with the Padres.

He can opt out on Wednesday after being reassigned to minor league camp Monday. Sipp impressed with a 1.86 ERA and 9/1 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings this spring and would receive interest if he hits the open market. However, the Padres currently look set to go with one left-handed reliever on their Opening Day roster, so he might decide he'd be best off sticking around.
Mar 24 - 7:18 PM

Tony Sipp continued his impressive Cactus League display, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless frames in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

The 29-year-old southpaw is in camp as a non-roster invitee, but has certainly earned a spot in the bullpen after posting a 1.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 9/1 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings in the spring.
Mar 23 - 11:20 PM

Padres signed LHP Tony Sipp to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old gets an invitation to spring training and should have a legitimate chance to earn a spot in the Padres bullpen to begin the season. The deal also provides Sipp with the ability to opt-out of the contract if he's not on the big league roster on March 26 or June 1.
Feb 1 - 11:09 AM

Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres are closing in on a minor league deal with Tony Sipp.

The deal will include an invitation to Major League spring training. The 29-year-old southpaw struggled during the 2013 campaign but would have a decent shot to earn a spot in the Padres bullpen to start the season.
Jan 31 - 11:59 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that "several teams are in on" Tony Sipp.

Cotillo adds that Sipp doesn't seem close to a decision, but it appears he'll have plenty of options. Sipp elected free agency last month after being designated for assignment by the D'Backs. The southpaw is coming off a career-worst 4.78 ERA in 2013, but he holds a 3.84 mark with 267 strikeouts over 258 frames in his career.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Tony Sipp has elected to become a free agent.

Sipp was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks last week and made it through waivers without drawing a claim. The 29-year-old lefty had a disappointing 4.78 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 37 2/3 innings this summer with Arizona. He may have to settle for a minor league deal on the open market this winter.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 05:48:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated LHP Tony Sipp for assignment.

The DFA clears a spot on the 40-man roster as teams shuffle their rosters in preparation for December's Rule 5 Draft. Sipp had a 4.78 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 37 2/3 innings this season with the club. The 29-year-old will almost certainly catch on with another club this winter.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled LHP Tony Sipp from Triple-A Reno.

As anticipated, Sipp rejoins the D'Backs roster as soon as rosters expand for September. The 30-year-old southpaw posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 37/18 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings this season.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned LHP Tony Sipp to Triple-A Reno.

As it turned out, the DFA of Sipp earlier today was just a procedural move. He'll be back on Sept. 1, if not earlier.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated LHP Tony Sipp for assignment.

Sipp has been up and down this season, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. He's struck out over a batter per inning, though, and was pretty good the previous two years for the Indians. The southpaw is sure to draw some interest on waivers.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Tony Sipp's walk rate (6.0) and strike-to-walk rate (1.38) are the highest and lowest of his career, respectively.

Sipp's only pitched 12 inning over 18 appearances, so it's not time for Kirk Gibson to panic, but the left-hander will be playing with fire if he can't iron out his control issues. His 3.75 ERA is better than last season's 4.42, but Sipp's peripherals suggest that he was a better hurler in 2012. The improvement in ERA is entirely tied to Sipp keeping the ball in play. He's surrendered only one bomb after giving up nine last year.
Tue, May 21, 2013 03:09:00 AM

Diamondbacks and LHP Tony Sipp avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million contract.

It's a nice score for the 29-year-old left-hander, who posted a 4.42 ERA and 51/23 K/BB ratio across 55 innings in 2012 while earning close to the major league minimum. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 06:10:00 PM

Diamondbacks acquired LHP Tony Sipp from the Indians in a three-team trade.

Though he posted a 4.42 ERA in 2012, Sipp has been a largely reliable reliever for the Indians over the last four seasons, compiling a 3.68 ERA and 1.26 WHIP while striking out just over a batter per inning. He's held left-handed batters to a .215/.292/.414 line in his career, but he's not a specialist, as righties have hit just .209/.324/.403 off him. Sipp will help set up for J.J. Putz.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 09:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Anthony Bass
4Matt Albers
5Tony Sipp
6Josh Fields
7Darin Downs
8Jose Veras
9Josh Zeid
10Jake Buchanan
11Jose Cisnero