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Nationals' Tyler Clippard: Won't open season in majors
Clippard was assigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Clippard only signed with the team one week prior, so the Nationals may not have felt that he'd be ready for game action at the start of the regular season. His six saves and 3.20 ERA for the Diamondbacks last season should earn him more major-league opportunities at some point this season, though his strikeout rate dropped from 26.5 percent to 18.9 percent, so he's probably better suited for lower-leverage opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Tyler Clippard: Signs minor-league contract
Clippard signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Saturday that includes an invite to major-league spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Clippard made 26 appearances for the Diamondbacks last year and posted a 3.20 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 25.1 innings before his mutual option was declined by the team in early November. The right-hander has already thrown eight live bullpens this spring and hopes to appear in some Grapefruit League games prior to the end of camp.... See More ... See Less
Tyler Clippard: Diamondbacks decline option
Clippard's mutual option was declined by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Clippard made 26 relief appearances for Arizona in 2021 and converted six of nine save chances while posting a 3.20 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 25.1 innings. However, he'll now seek out another club ahead of his age-37 season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Picks up save Saturday
Clippard earned the save Saturday against the Astros after allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk across one inning.
Clippard allowed the extra-inning inherited runner to score but was otherwise able to protect a three-run lead. The veteran reliever has gone four straight appearances without a strikeout. He owns a 1.69 ERA but a 2:5 K:BB through six outings this month.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Blows save, takes loss Friday
Clippard (1-1) was tagged with a loss and a blown save against Houston on Friday, yielding two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks over one-third of an inning.
Arizona tallied one run in the top of the 10th inning, and Clippard was subsequently given his first save opportunity since returning from the injured list Monday. After getting a lineout to start the frame, he intentionally walked Yordan Alvarez to set up a double play. That move ended up backfiring, as Jake Meyers singled in the tying run and Alvarez eventually came around to score when Clippard nailed Chas McCormick with a pitch. The veteran reliever is 5-for-8 in save opportunities this season, though he has notched a solid 2.95 ERA across 19 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: May not close immediately
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Clippard may not be put back into the closer's role immediately after being reinstated to the active roster, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Clippard was activated Monday after experiencing flu-like symptoms since early last week. If Lovullo avoids Clippard in save situations, J.B. Wendelken could be the reliever of choice. Lovullo used Wendelken in the ninth inning Saturday and Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Returns from injured list
Clippard was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Monday.
Clippard hit the injured list last Tuesday after experiencing what appeared to be coronavirus symptoms, but he eventually tested negative for the virus. He returns less than a week later and could add to his tally of five saves down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Throws bullpen session
Clippard (illness) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Clippard recently tested negative for COVID-19 and that the pitcher's symptoms "decreased substantially." The reliever was expected to be tested again Saturday, but the results are not yet known. Clippard has been out since Tuesday with what is described as flu-like symptoms.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Bullpen scheduled for Saturday
Clippard (illness) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Clippard landed on the COVID-19 injured list after experiencing symptoms of the virus earlier in the week. Manager Torey Lovullo noted the pitcher tested negative and will be tested again Saturday. Clippard had been closing games for the Diamondbacks prior to being added to the IL.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Placed on injured list
Clippard landed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo indicated that Clippard is battling COVID-like symptoms, but there's been no indication thus far that he tested positive for the virus. If it turns out that he's battling a separate illness, he could return within a few days, but a positive test would shut him down for at least 10 days.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Earns another save
Clippard allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Pirates.
Clippard was handed a three-run lead in the ninth inning. After allowing a leadoff double, he retired the next three batters he faced to secure his fifth save of the season. Clippard has now recorded each of the Diamondbacks' last three saves and appears to be the frontrunner for the limited chances the team has across the final month of the season. Across 13 innings on the campaign, Clippard has maintained a 2.77 ERA with an 11:3 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Closes out Phils
Clippard worked around one walk while striking out one over a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.
Clippard has saves on back-to-back days, as the Diamondbacks have taken the first two games of the series against the slumping Phillies. This comes on the heels of Arizona winning three of four against the Padres. Since his reinstatement off the 60-day injured list, Clippard has saved four of five chances while posting a 2.45 ERA with nine strikeouts and three walks over 11 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Picks up save Tuesday
Clippard registered the save Tuesday against the Phillies after allowing one run on one hit and one walk while fanning one. He also tossed a wild pitch.
Clippard needed 20 pitches (10 strikes) and gave up a run before closing the door on the Phillies en route to picking up his third save of the season. The veteran reliever owns a 2.70 ERA on the campaign, but his recent performances have not been very dominant. He has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Earns win in relief
Clippard (1-0) earned the win over the Padres on Friday with a perfect inning of work.
The right-hander pitched the top of the ninth inning with the score tied 2-2. He set down San Diego in order on just nine pitches. Clippard was then rewarded with a win as a result of Daulton Varsho's walkoff home run in the bottom of the frame. Clippard lowered his ERA to 2.00 with the effective outing, and he still appears to be the favorite to close games out of the Arizona bullpen despite not posting a save since Aug. 3.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Tagged with blown save
Clippard allowed a run on two hits with one strikeout in a blown save Thursday against the Giants.
Clippard relieved Taylor Clarke in the ninth inning with the Diamondbacks leading 4-1, and he allowed a pair of inherited runners to score before yielding the game-tying single to LaMonte Wade. It was the first blown save of the year for Clippard, who took over closer duties in the wake of Joakim Soria's trade to Toronto. The 36-year-old Clippard has a 1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and a pair of saves in seven innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tyler Clippard: Closes out Giants
Clippard allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Giants.
Clippard, who picked up his second save in the last week, has been spotless since returning from a shoulder injury. He's fired six scoreless innings with five strikeouts and one walk. In the absence of a set closer, Clippard rises to the top among a crew that includes Noe Ramirez and Joe Mantiply, both of whom are on the COVID-19 injury list.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 199 lbs|
|Birthplace: Lexington, KY|
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