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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||72.00||5.00||4.00||13.00||2.13||1.04||79.00||25.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 3.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 35.1||0||0|| 2.80||0||14||35|
|vs RHB|| 35.0||0||0|| 1.54||0||9||47|
|12/26/2014||Josh Harrison, 3B PIT||Tyler Clippard, RP OAK|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, DH SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, RF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Jenrry Mejia, RP NYM|
Scooter Gennett, 2B MIL
|Tyler Clippard, RP OAK|
|Last 10 Games|
Athletics likely to open season with Tyler Clippard closing
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) The Athletics will likely use Tyler Clippard as the closer to open the year, according to MLB.com.
With Sean Doolittle expected to be sidelined following a shoulder injury, Clippard is in line to take over the ninth inning role. Manager Bob Melvin seemed to agree, though he wouldn't make the announcement official just yet. "We have several guys that have closed," Melvin said. "I'm not going to say right now that [Clippard] is the closer, but he's definitely a guy we're looking to potentially be the guy coming out in the ninth."
While Clippard has mostly been used as a setup man during his career, he did save 32 games with the Nationals back in 2012. He didn't lose his job due to ineffectiveness, and has been solid in any role over his career.
Clippard said he would take on whatever role the team asks. "Whatever role they want me to do, I will do wholeheartedly and embrace," Clippard said.
The 30-year-old posted a 2.18 ERA over 70 1/3 innings last year.
Athletics, Tyler Clippard avoid arbitration
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/11/15) The Athletics have avoided arbitration with reliever Tyler Clippard, the team announced.
Clippard is set to make $8.3 million next season, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Clippard submitted an $8.85 million salary, while the Athletics countered with $7.77 million. The 29-year-old Clippard was acquired by the club during the offseason. He posted a 2.18 ERA over 70 1/3 innings last season.
With Sean Doolittle sidelined to begin the season, Clippard could open the year as the team's closer.
Several candidates to fill in for Sean Doolittle
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(2/8/15) With Athletics closer Sean Doolittle slated to miss the start of the season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff, the team will look at several candidates to fill in, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Newly-acquired Tyler Clippard and setup man Ryan Cook are the top contenders, with Eric O'Flaherty also a possibility, the report said.
There is no timetable for Doolittle's return. Doctors believe Doolittle won't need surgery, and have prescribed rest and a strengthening program, the paper said.
Report: Athletics' Tyler Clippard files for $8.85 million
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard has filed for $8.85 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $7.775 million, 16 WAPT Sports reports.
Clippard is in his final year of arbitration eligibility this offseason. The reliever was acquired from the Nationals earlier this week after posting a 2.18 ERA and 82:23 K:BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings in 2014.
|2014 Summary: Tyler Clippard's 2014 season went about like his previous five had gone. One of the game's top setup men since the Nationals first introduced him to the role in 2009, he was again a sure thing in the eighth inning, leading the majors with 40 holds. His 2.18 ERA was his lowest in three years, and his 1.00 WHIP gave him a 0.96 mark over the last four.|
Playing time status: The Nationals passed Clippard over for Drew Storen when they replaced Rafael Soriano as their closer in September, and then this offseason, they dealt him to the Athletics for Yunel Escobar. At least temporarily, Clippard is likely to get a chance to close after all, as he is the leading candidate to replace the injured Sean Doolittle.
2015 Outlook: Because it's not clear how long Doolittle will be out, Clippard has some appeal as a late-round option in standard mixed leagues. Though he is three seasons removed from a 32-save campaign, Clippard still has the skills to be an effective closer as long as he gets to keep the job.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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|4/1/15||LAA||3:05 pm|| |
|4/2/15||@ SF||10:15 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ SF||10:15 pm|| |
|4/4/15||SF||4:05 pm|| |
|4/6/15||TEX||10:05 pm|| |
|4/7/15||TEX||10:05 pm|| |
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