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Tony Sipp | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 192
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Clemson
Contract: view contract details

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Tony Sipp (back) struck out the only batter he faced Sunday in the Astros' defeat of the Angels.
It was the left-hander's first appearance since August 26. He had been fighting back and oblique injuries. Sep 14 - 8:35 AM

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Tony Sipp (back) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday or Thursday.

It's not clear how many sessions off the mound he'll need before being cleared to return to action. Sipp hasn't pitched since August 26 due to a back/oblique injury.
Sep 9 - 9:54 AM

Tests on Tony Sipp's oblique/back came back negative.

However, Sipp isn't quite ready to return to the mound yet. The lefty said he'd be willing to pitch through some pain if he thinks he could still be effective, but "right now, I don’t think that I could. … You don’t want to risk being out the rest of the season over something that could be healed within a couple of days Just give it enough rest and see where it goes from there." Sipp hasn't pitched since August 26.
Sep 6 - 11:58 AM

Tony Sipp has been sent for tests due to an oblique/back injury.

Losing Sipp would be a blow for the Astros, as he's been terrific this season with a 2.14 ERA and 50/13 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 frames. More should be known on his status later this weekend.
Sep 4 - 5:14 PM

Astros and LHP Tony Sipp avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million contract.

Sipp was unable to crack an Opening Day roster last season but wound up catching on with the Astros and thrived with a 3.38 ERA and 63 strikeouts over 50 2/3 innings. He'll help set up from the left side in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:20 PM

Tony Sipp earned his fourth save of the season by hurling a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners in Wednesday's 5-2 victory.

Chad Qualls isn't 100-percent, and Josh Fields pitched on Tuesday, so Sipp was called on to get the save. He struck out leadoff batter Michael Saunders, allowed an infield Robinson Cano single, and then induced two straight fly outs. It's hard to know if Sipp will vulture his way into a fifth save, but he's been a solid setup man with a 3.35 ERA and 0.88 WHIP.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 01:37:00 AM

With Chad Qualls ready to go in the pen, Tony Sipp retired all six batters he faced to earn a save in a one-run game against the A's on Friday.

Knowing that going to Qualls would bring up Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick as pinch-hitters, the Astros opted to stick with Sipp with two switch-hitters and righty due up in the ninth. It worked exquisitely, as Sipp set down the side in order. In all, he fanned four batters on the night. Expect Qualls to remain the Astros' closer, even though Sipp has picked up saves in back-to-back appearances. Oddly enough, those appearances came eight days apart.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:22:00 AM

Tony Sipp picked up a rare save, finishing off the Rangers in the ninth inning of Thursday's win.

Sipp was filling in for Chad Qualls, who had pitched on back-to-back nights. The lefty struck out two Rangers en route to his second save of the season. Sipp has been solid out of the 'pen for the Astros this season, sporting a 3.21 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 51/14 K/BB ratio. However, the save opportunities will be virtually nonexistent for Sipp through the rest of the season barring an injury.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:22:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Tony Sipp has "drawn the most interest of any Astros player."

Sipp was scooped up by the Astros in May after opting out of a minor league deal with the Padres and has gone on to post a 2.45 ERA and terrific 41/7 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 relief innings. Heyman lists the Angels, Braves and Orioles as possible fits for Sipp.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:54:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 1, 2014 02:06:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of 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.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 07:18:00 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.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 11:20:00 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.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Corey Brock of 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.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 11:59:00 PM