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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%: 51/35 | Average Draft Position: 211.98
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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.


Athletics, Tyler Clippard avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) 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 | Senior Analyst
(2/8/2015) 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
(1/16/2015) 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.


Report: Nationals discussing Detwiler, Clippard with clubs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Nationals are talking to other clubs about Ross Detwiler and Tyler Clippard, according to FoxSports.com.

With David Robertson and Andrew Miller off the market, Clippard becomes a much more intriguing trade piece. The 29-year-old posted a 2.18 ERA over 70 1/3 innings last season. Clippard has been a workhorse over his career, tossing at least 70 innings in each of the past five seasons. He's eligible for arbitration, and will become a free-agent following 2015.

Detwiler posted a 4.00 ERA out of the bullpen last season. He has experience as a starter, but likely won't reprise that role if he remains with the Nationas. Detwiler, 28, is also eligible for arbitration, and would become a free-agent following the season. 


Report: Nationals 'likely' to trade Tyler Clippard


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) The Nationals are "likely" to trade relief pitcher Tyler Clippard this offseason, FOXSports.com reports.

Clippard could make upwards of $8 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility and the Nationals have right-handed depth in the bullpen. He has struck out more than a batter per inning over each of the last six seasons and has experience closing, picking up 32 saves in 2012.


Nationals tender contracts to 10 players


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Nationals announced they tendered contracts to the following arbitration-eligible players: Jerry Blevins, Tyler Clippard, Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa, Doug Fister, Jose Lobaton, Wilson Ramos, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen and Stephen Strasburg.

Tyler Clippard added to NL All-Star team


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has been named an injury replacement for the NL All-Star team, multiple outlets reported Sunday. It is his second All-Star appearance.

Tyler Clippard earns sixth win


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/6/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard improved to 6-2 by throwing a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Cubs. Clippard needed 25 pitches to get through the inning, striking out one, walking one and allowing a hit.

His ERA dropped to 1.89 on the season.


Tyler Clippard earns win in 16-inning game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Nationals pitcher Tyler Clippard earned his fifth win of the year Tuesday, pitching a scoreless 15th inning despite giving up a hit and a walk in his team's 4-2, 16-inning victory over the Brewers.

Clippard (5-2) failed to face the minimum for the first time in five appearances, but he did well enough to send the game into the top of the 16th still tied before the offense took the lead. He owns a 2.06 ERA and 45:16 K:BB ratio in 35 innings.


Tyler Clippard strikes out side for first save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Nationals pitcher Tyler Clippard picked up his first save Monday after striking out the side in the ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-0 win over the Brewers.

With closer Rafael Soriano resting after pitching three straight days, Clippard came in and got all three batters he faced to strike out swinging, though it took him 22 pitches to do it. He owns a 2.12 ERA and 45:15 K:BB ratio in 34 innings.


Tyler Clippard earns team-high fourth win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard continues to vulture wins out of the bullpen, as he picked up his fourth of the season in a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

The Nationals' offense lay dormant for much of Wednesday's game, scoring just once in the first eight innings of work. Following CLippard's scoreless eighth inning, however, they erupted for four runs to get him the win. Clippard struck out two batters in his perfect inning of work.

Clippard is now 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA, ranking eighth in the National League in wins, and leading the team. He also ranks third in the National League with eight holds. 


Tyler Clippard earns third win Monday vs. Diamondbacks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Nationals pitcher Tyler Clippard struck out two in a 1-2-3 eighth inning to earn a win in his team's 6-5 victory over the Diamondbacks Monday.

Clippard (3-2) needed just 10 pitches to run through hitters that were otherwise 5 for 9 in the game. He owns a 2.20 ERA and 23:10 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings.


Tyler Clippard strikes out two in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Nationals pitcher Tyler Clippard struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning to secure a win in his team's 4-3 victory over the Astros Tuesday.

Clippard (2-2) walked a batter for the fifth straight appearance, but he hasn't allowed an earned run since April 11. He did give up four unearned runs in an outing last week, however. Clippard owns a 2.84 ERA and 18:9 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.


Tyler Clippard bailed out by offense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard nearly cost his team the game Wednesday against the Marlins, but a late rally earned him a win in the 10-7 victory.

Clippard entered the game tied 6-6, and allowed the Marlins to go ahead on an RBI double by Garrett Jones. The damage could have been worse, but Giancarlo Stanton was thrown out at the plate, a play that was upheld after replay review. Clippard was charged with eon run on one hit and two walks, while striking out one in his inning of work.

Clippard ultimately backed into the win after Jayson Werth's grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning. Clippard has allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innigns of work to open the season, with 11 strikeouts and four walks.


Tyler Clippard will be setup man again in 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Monday reliever Tyler Clippard will be the team's setup man in 2014, per MLB.com. Clippard had a team-high 33 holds in 2013, while Drew Storen was second on the team with 24 holds.

Tyler Clippard recovers from back injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard had no setbacks Monday after throwing off a bullpen mound. Clippard had been sidelined nearly a week due to a minor back injury.

"All normal," Clippard said, per CSN Washington. "I mean, I need to iron out some pitching stuff. But physically, I feel good. From the get-go, I wasn’t really that worried. It was just precautionary stuff, and then the training staff kind of went overboard with it."


Tyler Clippard ready to start throwing bullpens again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard (back) is set to throw a bullpen session Monday, according to MASNsports.com. Clippard said he "felt real good" after going through a full workout Sunday.

Tyler Clippard set to return Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Matt Williams said Friday that Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard, who is dealing with a sore back, will resume full workouts Saturday, per CSNWashington.com. Clippard will throw off the mound the following day.

Clippard is working toward earning the setup role in the Washington bullpen. He thrived in that role in 2013 by yielding just 37 hits and fanning 73 in 71 innings.


Tyler Clippard dealing with back issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard is dealing with a back issue, according to Nats Insider.

Clippard has not participated in every workout the past two days due to the injury. The team is trying to be cautious with Clippard. Though he was on the field with teammates Thursday, Clippard was limited at some stations. "It’s just early in spring and I didn’t want to push it," Clippard said. 

Clippard posted a 2.41 ERA in 71 innings last season.


'Stressed' Tyler Clippard relieved to avoid arbitration


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) The one-year contract signed by Nationals short man Tyler Clippard that allowed him to avoid arbitration is a relief to the right-hander.

The $5.875 million he will earn represents a raise of nearly $2 million over last year despite the fact that he lost the closer job he held down for most of 2012.

"I was glad it got done," he told the Washington Post. "The process, it drug out. It was stressing me out. I didn't even think I could stress out over stuff, and I was stressing out over it. I'm just glad it got resoved and both sides are happy. ... And now we can just focus on playing the game."

Clippard performed better outside the closer role in 2013. He finished 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and yielded a mere 37 hits in 71 innings.


Nationals, Tyler Clippard settle on 2014 salary


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) The Nationals were able to avoid arbitration with reliever Tyler Clippard, agreeing to a $5.875 million salary for 2014, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.