Clippard (shoulder) has begun his throwing program, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
This marks a critical step toward the veteran reliever's return from a right shoulder strain. Clippard has been an effective bullpen option throughout his 14-year career and figures to return for his second stint with the Diamondbacks sometime in June.
Clippard (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday.
Clippard was already looking at an extended absence due to a capsule sprain in his right shoulder, so this move was merely to make room on the 40-day roster for Chris Devenski, who clinched a spot on Arizona's Opening Day roster.
Clippard was diagnosed with a capsule sprain in his right shoulder and will be shut down for six weeks, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
The 36-year-old exited Friday's spring game with right shoulder discomfort and will now be sidelined for the foreseeable future. Clippard may not make his season debut until the end of May if he's unable to throw for the next six weeks.
Clippard underwent an MRI on his right shoulder Saturday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Clippard left his outing Friday against the Brewers with what was initially described as right shoulder discomfort. The test should reveal if there's anything more serious going on. If healthy, Clippard should serve as a high-leverage option for the Diamondbacks this season.
Clippard exited Friday's spring game against the Brewers with right shoulder discomfort, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Clippard struggled mightily in his relief appearance Friday, as he allowed seven runs on four hits and two walks while failing to record an out. The right-hander will be evaluated further by the team's medical staff to determine the severity of his injury.
The Diamondbacks made the signing of Clippard official Friday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. The deal is valued at $2.25 million for 2021 and includes a mutual option valued at $3.5 million for 2022.
The 36-year-old Clippard has stayed remarkably healthy throughout a 14-year career, something he attributes to the preparation routine he's adhered to since the minor leagues. The dependability and durability will be helpful in a bullpen that will include several young arms. Clippard will pitch at the back end of the bullpen, per Diamondbacks assistant general manager Amiel Sawdaye, as a setup to the closer, whether that be Joakim Soria or Stefan Crichton. Last year, Clippard made 26 appearances and had a 2.77 ERA for Minnesota.
Clippard signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Clippard spent the 2020 season with the Twins, posting a 2.77 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with a 26:4 K:BB across 26 frames. He figures to slot in near the back end of Arizona's bullpen, likely as a setup man.
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.
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