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Tony Sipp | Relief Pitcher | #29

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 45 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Astros placed LHP Tony Sipp on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 8, with right oblique soreness.
It's unclear when Sipp hurt his oblique, but these sort of injuries can sideline players for weeks at a time. The 34-year-old had allowed one run in 2 1/3 innings through his first two appearances this season. Apr 10 - 5:34 PM

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The Astros are expected to place reliever Tony Sipp on the 10-day disabled list, per Brian McTaggart of

Sipp is dealing with soreness in his back and side. James Hoyt is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take his place in the Astros' bullpen.
Apr 10 - 5:06 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch acknowledged Thursday that lefty reliever Tony Sipp will likely be on the Opening Day roster.

"We're expecting to open the season with Tony," said Hinch. Sipp has posted a 5.33 ERA in 81 innings over the last two years and hasn't looked especially sharp this spring in the Grapefruit League, but James Hoyt's oblique strain has opened the final spot in the Houston bullpen for the veteran southpaw. Sipp is owed $6 million from the Astros in 2018 -- the final year of a three-year, $16 million deal.
Mar 22 - 10:47 AM

Tony Sipp gave up four runs in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday against the Marlins.

Sipp has a 5.33 ERA in 106 appearances since signing a three-year, $16 million contract with the Astros two years ago, and his spot in this season's bullpen shouldn't be assured. The team could go with Buddy Boshers as its lefty if it doesn't think Sipp will bounce back.
Mar 7 - 4:47 PM

Astros activated LHP Tony Sipp from the 10-day disabled list.

Sipp has been on the shelf since the beginning of August with left calf soreness. The 34-year-old left-hander has struggled this season, compiling a 6.47 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 33/14 K/BB ratio across 32 innings.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Tony Sipp (calf) is likely to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

Sipp has already joined up with the Astros at Tropicana Field, but he'll throw on the side for a couple of days before officially returning to the bullpen this weekend in Houston. The left-hander allowed one run over three minor league rehab innings. He's been out since August 1 with a left calf injury.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Tony Sipp (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Sipp has been out all month with left calf soreness. The southpaw shouldn't need much work before rejoining the Astros' bullpen.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 01:20:00 PM

Tony Sipp (calf) is on track to begin a rehab assignment "toward end of homestand," on August 24, according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

Sipp has been out all month with a sore left calf. He could potentially make it back before the end of August.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Astros placed LHP Tony Sipp on the 10-day disabled list with left calf soreness.

This one seems pretty fishy. Sipp has been terrible since the All-Star break (17.47 ERA in seven outings) and the Astros just traded for Francisco Liriano, who figures to replace Sipp as the team's lefty specialist out of the pen. Maybe Sipp is actually hurt but the more likely explanation is that Houston wanted him to go away for a while.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Tony Sipp (back) will return to Grapefruit League action on Monday.

Sipp was scratched from a scheduled appearance Saturday due to back stiffness, but he's expected to be fine. He'll help set up again for the Astros this season.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Tony Sipp was scratched from his scheduled appearance on Saturday because of back stiffness.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he suffered the injury after throwing on Friday, but the skipper added that the lefty should be fine come Opening Day. Sipp is coming off a down year in 2016 (4.95 ERA over 60 appearances) but has a proven track record as a lefty specialist.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Astros activated LHP Tony Sipp from the paternity leave list.

Rather than lose a reliever from the bullpen, the Astros created a roster spot for Sipp by sending Evan Gattis down to Double-A to see some game action behind the plate. Sipp returns to a 4.66 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio through his first 9 2/3 innings.
Sat, May 7, 2016 07:51:00 AM

Astros placed LHP Tony Sipp on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away for a few days. Michael Feliz has taken Sipp's spot in the bullpen.
Fri, May 6, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Astros re-signed LHP Tony Sipp to a three-year, $18 million contract.

It's been a healthy market for relievers, but Sipp is worth the $6 million per season he's going to get. The left-hander has posted a 2.66 ERA with 125 strikeouts over 105 innings across the last two seasons for the Astros. He's not just a lefty specialist, either, having had plenty of success versus right-handed batters.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:19:00 PM's Brian McTaggart reports that the Astros have re-signed left-hander Tony Sipp.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's a three-year, $18 million deal. Sipp drew interest from multiple teams on the free agent market, but the 'Stros stepped up in the end to bring him back. He'll return to a lefty specialist role, where he's registered a 2.66 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 105 innings over the last two seasons. Houston is putting together an impressive bullpen mix for 2016, having acquired young closer Ken Giles from the Phillies on Wednesday.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 10:28:00 AM

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4Joe Smith
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