Clippard (elbow) struck out the only batter he faced in a relief appearance in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Cleveland.
Clippard whiffed Delino DeShields to end the sixth inning of the contest, needing just six pitches to complete the at-bat. The 35-year-old Clippard was hit by a line drive in Sunday's game versus the Royals, but the injury was not deemed serious. He's posted a 1.38 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 13 innings this season. Clippard has a 1-0 record and five holds in 13 appearances (two starts).
Clippard (elbow) played catch Tuesday and could be available to pitch in the team's game against Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Clippard was hit by a line drive on his elbow in Sunday's win, but initial imaging came back clean. His throwing session Tuesday apparently went well. The right-hander has been effective for the Twins this season, carrying a 1.42 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over 12.2 innings spanning 12 appearances (two starts).
Clippard was hit by a line drive on his elbow in Sunday's win against the Royals, but initial imaging came back clean, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Clippard exited Sunday's game with a trainer on the final play of the eighth inning, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. However, manager Rocco Baldelli said that it should be a few days before Clippard is ready to throw again. Prior to the injury, the right-hander tossed one clean inning while striking out two as he earned his first win of the season.
Clippard will start for the Twins against the Brewers on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
This will mark Clippard's second time serving as an opener for the Twins this season. He got the ball to begin Minnesota's Aug. 2 game and threw two perfect innings with one strikeout against Cleveland. Devin Smeltzer figures to be available for a few frames behind Clippard after last pitching Aug. 7 (62 pitches).
Clippard will be the opener for Sunday's game versus Cleveland, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Previously scheduled starter Homer Bailey will have his start pushed to Monday to receive an extra day of rest, so Clippard will handle the opening frames for the Twins in the series finale. The veteran reliever has allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks through his first four innings of the season.
Clippard threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout and walk in Wednesday's exhibition loss to the Cubs.
Clippard gave up some runs in summer camp exhibition games, but was likely just more a case of a veteran getting his work in. He'll be a key setup man for the Twins this season for closer Taylor Rogers.
Clippard signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Twins on Friday.
The 34-year-old remained a strong relief option in his 13th season in the majors in 2019, posting a 2.90 ERA in 62 innings for Cleveland. He should be at worst a quality middle-relief option for the Twins this season and could have the chance to add to his 68 career saves if injuries strike the team's top closing options.
Clippard will serve as the opener in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear who will come in as the primary pitcher, but Carlos Carrasco seems a likely candidate to appear in the second game of this twin bill. James Hoyt is the only reliever who appeared in the matinee for Cleveland.
Clippard (1-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings without allowing a baserunner while striking out three to earn the win versus the Twins on Friday.
It's the first time he's factored into a decision in 46 appearances this season. Clippard became the pitcher of record as the Indians rallied for four runs in the top of the 11th. The reliever has a 2.62 ERA and 0.80 WHIP with a 58:12 K:BB ratio in 55 innings this season.
Clippard will start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The Indians will go with a bullpen game for the second half of Wednesday's twin bill after using just two relievers -- Brad Hand and Nick Goody -- in Game 1. The veteran right-hander owns a 2.88 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB in 40.2 innings this season.
Clippard surrendered three runs on two hits while recording four outs as the Indians' starter in Wednesday's 9-7 win over the Twins.
Following Carlos Carrasco's (illness) surprise placement on the 10-day injured list, Clippard was tabbed on short notice to make his 10th career big-league start and just his second since 2008. Clippard retired the side in the first inning but unraveled in the second, allowing three of the four batters he faced to reach base before exiting. Reliever Tyler Olson didn't do Clippard any favors, allowing both of the runners he inherited to score. Clippard's ERA jumped from 2.70 to 4.30 as a result of the poor showing.
Clippard will start Wednesday against the Twins, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Carlos Carrasco was placed on the injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday with a blood condition, leaving Clippard to serve as the opener against the Twins in what will be a bullpen game. In 13 appearances this season (all in relief), Clippard owns a 2.70 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB across 13.1 innings.
Clippard (pectoral) had his contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Clippard missed the first few weeks of the season while recovering from a strained pectoral, but he's been cleared to join the big-league bullpen after completing a trio of minor-league rehab appearances with no issues, allowing one run on two hits while striking out four across three innings. The veteran right-hander made 73 appearances for the Blue Jays last season, compiling a 3.67 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 68.2 innings of work.
Clippard (pectoral) will join Triple-A Columbus to continue his rehab work, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Clippard has been throwing off a mound at extended spring training for almost two weeks and is now ready for minor-league games. The 34-year-old will likely need numerous appearances in order to prove his major-league readiness to the Indians.
Clippard (pectoral) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Wednesday's session marked Clippard's first bullpen since being shut down in mid-March with a pectoral strain. The veteran right-hander will need to build back up following his shutdown period, so he's still a ways away from returning.
Clippard (pectoral) will be shut down from baseball activities for three-to-four weeks, longer than the originally reported 10-to-14 days.
Clippard will still need to ramp back up following that shutdown period, so his season debut is unlikely to come earlier than late April. There's no guarantee that he'll be on the Indians' roster at that point, as he's only with the team as a non-roster invitee.
Clippard (pectoral) will be shut down from throwing for 10-to-14 days, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Clippard exited last Saturday's game with right pectoral tightness and resumed throwing Wednesday, but apparently aggravated the issue. The 34-year-old joined the Indians on a minor-league deal that has a March 20 opt-out should he not be on the major-league roster, so the team will look to reach an altered agreement to help keep him in the organization. Clippard is likely looking at a return in mid-April if all goes well.
Clippard feels better Wednesday after he was pulled from Saturday's game with pectoral tightness, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.
Clippard will throw Wednesday and could return to game action shortly should the session go well. He'll need to return soon if he's to make the Indians' Opening Day roster.
Clippard left Saturday's game against the Rockies with pectoral tightness, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Clippard appeared to be in pain immediately after throwing a breaking ball and left with the team's training staff. It's not yet clear how serious the injury is, but any significant loss of time could put a dent in his chances of making the Indians' roster.
Clippard agreed to a minor-league contract with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
According to Heyman, Clippard will earn $1.75 million if he makes the big-league roster and can add $1 million to his total if he reaches certain incentives. The right-hander spent 2018 with the Blue Jays, compiling a 3.67 ERA and 85:23 K:BB in 68.2 innings of work. His numbers suggest the 34-year-old still has something left in the tank, though he likely wouldn't be in contention for save opportunities if he does manage to crack the Opening Day roster.
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