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36 Tyler Clippard RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/201 | Birthdate: 2/14/1985 | Birthplace: Lexington, KY | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 54/45 | Average Draft Position: 211.91
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A's RP Tyler Clippard works scoreless ninth for 15th save Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard picked up his 15th save of the season in the 2-0 win over the Mariners on Saturday. The right-hander worked around a two-out walk to preserve the shutout for Kendall Graveman. 

Clippard is now 15-for-16 in save opportunities this season, and he has not allowed a run in his last nine appearances.


A's P Tyler Clippard strikes out two and picks up save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard earned his 14th save of the season in Wednesday night's 4-1 win over the Rockies. 

Clippard entered the game in the eighth inning and went 1 1/3 innings. Clippard didn't allow a hit and struck out two batters. He now has an ERA of 2.67 this season. 


Athletics RP Tyler Clippard notches 13th save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard closed out the ninth inning against the Rangers with ease and earned his 13th save of the season.

Clippard needed just 15 pitches to close out the side in the ninth. He didn't give up any hits, nor did he allow a walk.

Clippard (1-3) has a 2.87 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 14 walks in 31 1/3 innings this season.


A's RP Tyler Clippard gives up homer, gets five-out save Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard recorded a multiple-inning save for the second straight game, as he got five outs for his 12th save on Sunday.

Clippard wasn't as sharp in this one, however, as he surrendered a two-run home run to Albert Pujols in the eighth inning.

But Clippard was able to work a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the 3-2 victory over the A's.

"Once I'm in the game, I'm hot, I want to finish it, that's my job," Clippard said, per MLB.com. "I was a little unhappy with how the eighth went. We held the lead, but giving up that two-run homer to Pujols left a bad taste in my mouth, so I was anxious to get back out there and close it out in the ninth." 


A's RP Tyler Clippard gets four outs for 11th save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard worked around a hit to record a four-out save in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Angels. This was Clippard's 11th save of the season, and he has posted scoreless outings in eight of his last nine appearances. The right-hander is 11-for-13 in save chances this season.

A's P Tyler Clippard earns save in win over Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard picked up his 10th save of the season in Tuesday afternoon's 6-5 win over the Padres. 

Clippard entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and struck out all three batters he faced. He now has an ERA of 2.96 this season. 


Report: Blue Jays call Athletics about Tyler Clippard


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) The Blue Jays, who recorded their first save in 35 games on Friday, called the Athletics to inquire about a deal for reliever Tyler Clippard, according to a report from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Clippard was ranked by CBSSports.com's baseball insider Jon Heyman at 15th on his list of top trade candidates this season. He is 1-3, with nine saves and a 3.20 ERA this season. 


A's P Tyler Clippard earns save in win over Tigers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard probably didn't expect to be in a save situation when the ninth inning of Thursday's 7-5 win over the Tigers began. 

But after Dan Otero gave up four runs with the A's holding a 7-1 lead, Clippard was called upon to save Jesse Hahn's start.

Clippard did just that, recording two outs in two batters to earn his ninth save of the season. Clippard has now converted his fifth consecutive save opportunity. 

Clippard now holds a 2.25 ERA this season. 


A's P Tyler Clippard converts fourth consecutive save opportunity


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard picked up his eighth save of the season in Tuesday evening's 5-3 win over the Tigers. 

Clippard threw two strikeouts in the ninth inning, which was the first time he's done that in his past five outings. Clippard was able to come through on his fourth consecutive save opportunity. 

He now has a 2.31 ERA this season. 


Athletics closer Tyler Clippard earns seventh save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard had some issues in the inning, but finished things off in Oakland's 3-0 win over the Yankees on Sunday. Clippard put two men on with one out after he walked Carlos Beltran.

Clippard then was able to strike out Brian McCann before getting Garrett Jones to foul out to first base, earning his seventh save of the season. Clippard moved his ERA to 2.42 in 22 1/3 innings of work this season.


Tyler Clippard earns one-out save for Athletics


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard threw three pitches to earn his sixth save of the year in Friday's win over the Yankees. 

Clippard entered the 6-2 game with two runners on and two outs in the ninth inning. He induced a game-ending popout. 


Athletics' Tyler Clippard allows run, earns fifth save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard picked up his fifth save on Thursday despite allowing one earned run on one hit and one walk in his team's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Clippard was able to get two quick outs before issuing a walk and following up the free pass by surrendering an RBI double. The next batter gave the ball a ride to center field, but it settled into the glove of center fielder Billy Burns for the final out of the game.

Clippard owns a 2.57 ERA and 17:12 K:BB ratio in 21 innings. The A's could turn to Sean Doolittle in the ninth inning soon.


Athletics' Tyler Clippard pitches scoreless ninth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless ninth in Saturday's win over the Rays. 

Clippard allowed two hits and walked one, while striking out two. It was a non-save situation, with the Rays leading by five, but Clippard preserved the team shutout. 

It was the first appearance in five days for Clippard, who lowered his ERA to 2.37.


Doolittle will not immediately return to A's closer's role upon return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Athletics closer Sean Doolittle, who is on a rehab assignment with Double-A Midland, will throw again Sunday and be re-evaluated Monday, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Saturday. 

Melvin said Doolittle told him "this is the best he's felt" since getting hurt. He is throwing about 90 mph. The left-hander is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in four outings between Class A, Double-A and Triple-A.

Melvin added Doolittle won't immediately return to the closer's role upon his activation from the disabled list, but said, "We need him there."

Tyler Clippard has filled in as closer in Doolittle's absence. He has a team-high four saves. Jesse Chavez is the only other player on the roster with a save.


A's P Tyler Clippard picks up save in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard earned his fourth save of the season in Monday's 2-1 win over the Astros. 

Clippard struck out two batters and got another to pop out to right field. Clippard now holds a 2.50 ERA.

After throwing 25 pitches in a May 17 outing against the White Sox, Clippard got all three batters out in nine pitches. 


Tyler Clippard throws an inning of relief in A's extra-inning defeat


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard pitched the bottom of the 10th inning of a tie game Friday and tossed a 1-2-3 frame. 

Clippard pitched just the one inning and did not factor in a save or decision.


Athletics' Tyler Clippard records five-out save vs. Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard struck out two in 1 2/3 perfect innings of work for his third save of the season Tuesday night against Minnesota.

Clippard has converted three of four save chances, with a 2.25 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB ratio over 12 innings of relief.


Athletics' Tyler Clippard wants more work


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard hasn't had many save opportunities this season. He's appeared in just 10 of the team's first 27 games, and just three have been save opportunities.

"I’m surprised at how much I’ve pitched so far,"’ Clippard said, per the Inside the A's blog. "I’m used to pitching a lot, and I like it. It’s been a fluky season for us so for. We’ve won by a lot, we lost by a lot. It’s been a weird year. It’s different not pitching. You get anxious out there, wondering when it will happen. You don’t want frustrations to build up. As much as possible you want to keep on an even keel, and it becomes difficult."

 


Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard throws perfect ninth inning for save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard (S,2) notched a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Friday to earn the save over the Rangers.

Athletics closer Tyler Clippard blows save, earns loss Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Athletics closer Tyler Clippard had a Sunday to forget in Oakland's 7-6 loss to the Astros. Clippard came on with a 6-5 lead in the eighth, but quickly saw issues as he allowed the first two batters he faced to reach safely in the ninth.

After striking out George Springer, Clippard intentionally walked Jed Lowrie to get to Evan Gattis. But Clippard gave up a huge double to center field, over Sam Fuld's head, to score two and give Houston the lead. 

"We're having trouble with the bullpen. Defensively, we're giving teams extra outs. All those things end up costing you," manager Bob Melvin said to Bay Area News Group.

The Astros finished things off in the bottom half of the ninth to saddle Clippard with his second loss of the year. He now boasts a 3.24 ERA in 8 1/3 innings of work.


Athletics P Tyler Clippard earns first save of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) After going the first 13 games without a save opportunity, Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard converted his first save chance of the season during the A's 6-3 win over the Angels on Monday.

Clippard entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth inning, but walked two batters before recording the final out. He also struck out one batter. 


Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard tagged for home run in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard made one mistake in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Mariners, but the mistake cost Oakland the game.

Clippard worked just one inning in relief in the 10th inning and got the first two hitters out on just five pitches. But then, when Nelson Cruz stepped in the box, Clippard left over the plate that Clippard said just "leaked" in the middle, reports MLB.com.

"It was probably a matter of inches as far as execution goes," Clippard said. "But that's what baseball is all about. Not a good enough pitch."

Clippard get stuck with the loss and a 3.00 ERA to begin the season.

"We're fine," Clippard said. "Essentially, the brunt of damage, Cruz did. Couple mistake pitches and some defensive stuff that we got to clean. Other than that, we've been fine."


A's manager making it a priority to get Tyler Clippard a relief outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said it will be a priority to make sure closer Tyler Clippard pitches in Thursday's game against the Rangers, according to CSN California. Clippard, who has yet to make an appearance this season, said he threw a 10-pitch side session earlier this week in order to stay sharp.

Tyler Clippard to open season as A's closer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Friday reliever Tyler Clippard will open the season as the team's closer with Sean Doolittle sidelined with a shoulder injury. Melvin added Dan Otero will be the right-handed setup man and left-hander Eric O'Flaherty will also be used in setup situations.

Clippard was the Nationals' full-time closer in 2012, recording 32 saves in 37 chances. He spent the last two seasons in a setup role. He has 34 career saves over eight MLB seasons.


Athletics likely to open season with Tyler Clippard closing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) 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.