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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||47.20||3.00||2.00||2.00||4.15||1.22||52.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets|| 2.2||0||1|| 6.75||0||0||2|
|vs LHB|| 25.2||0||0|| 2.10||0||10||22|
|vs RHB|| 25.0||0||0|| 4.68||0||7||41|
|Last 10 Games|
Tony Sipp lands role in Astros bullpen, last spot still open
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/14/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced that LHP Tony Sipp had earned a spot in the bullpen.
"Sipp's on the team," Hinch told MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.
There are still three pitchers battling for the final spot in the Astros pen: Kevin Chapman, Joe Thatcher and Darin Downs .
Thatcher is the most experienced, but he's not on the team's 40-man roster. Still, he appears to be the favorite.
"Thatch has thrown well and has some experience," Hinch said. "Chapman is still in the mix."
Astros manager A.J. Hinch on naming a closer: 'It'll take a while'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Saturday that he has somewhat of an idea who his closer will be this season, but declined to reveal any names, per the Houston Chronicle. Hinch noted that it "will take a while" before he names his closer.
"I think you got to let it play out," Hinch said. "I don't want to get too far in trying to make that happen in your own mind. But I do have an idea of how I think it's going to play out, but I'm not rushing to judgment, or, I'm not against changing my mind about half a dozen to 10 times between now and April. It's very, very premature.
"There's less need to sort of try out. Competing for it is sort of a hard way to describe it when you've got guys that have some credentials. So I'll stop calling it a competition, but it's more of an alignment of how we're going to use them."
Luke Gregerson signed a three-year, $18.5 million contract with the Astros, and is the highest-paid reliever on the roster. Chad Qualls was the ninth-inning man last season, and Pat Neshek, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields are all viable candidates for the gig.
Astros avoid arbitration with Hank Conger, Tony Sipp
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Astros have avoided arbitration with Hank Conger and Tony Sipp prior to Friday's deadline, per the team's official website. Conger signed a one-year, $1.075 million contract, while Sipp settled for $2.4 million.
Conger hit .221 with four homers and 21 RBI over 231 at-bats in 2014. Sipp registered a 3.38 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP over 50 2/3 innings of work last season.
Tony Sipp fans four in two-inning save
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/6/14) Astros reliever Tony Sipp picked up his third save of the season with a multi-inning effort, as he closed out a 4-3 win over the Athletics Friday.
Sipp worked scoreless eighth and ninth innings to close out the win, and was only in moderate trouble in the eighth. He allowed one runner to reach base on a strikeout wild pitch, but got himself out of the inning without issue, before striking out two batters to close out the ninth.
Sipp struck out four batters on 29 pitches in the outing for his third save of the season. Sipp has a 3.07 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 44 innings, with 55 strikeouts.
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