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Astros Bullpen: Assessing the left-handed reliever options

Which left-handed relievers do the Astros have in camp, and which ones could make the team? Coming into 2016, the Astros felt comfortable with their relief pitching from the left side. They had just re-signed Tony Sipp after he posted a stellar 1.99 ERA in 2015 and had strong right-handed options in the bullpen as […] Astros Bullpen: Assessing the left-handed reliever options ...
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Sipp finds comfort with $18 million, 3-year deal from Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Tony Sipp can unpack his bags. For the past 12 offseasons, Sipp has had to think about which new team he might be with. After finalizing an $18 million, three-year contract with the Astros on Friday, Sipp and his family can settle in and call Houston home. ''You work all that time to get to this point, to finally arrive at some sense of comfort,'' Sipp said. ''To...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Sipp, Houston Astros agree to $18 million, 3-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) Tony Sipp has agreed to an $18 million, three-year contract to remain with the Houston Astros. A 32-year-old left-hander, Sipp had a career-best 1.99 ERA in 60 games last season. He was 3-4 with 62 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings. Over the last two seasons, Sipp has held opponents to a .184 batting average. He pitched 5 1-3 scoreless innings of one-hit relief in this...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros reportedly have deal to re-sign reliever Tony Sipp

HOUSTON -- A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Tony Sipp has agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract to remain with the Houston Astros.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement was pending a physical and had not been announced.A 32-year-old left-hander, Sipp had a career-best 1.99 ERA in 60 games last season. He was 3-4 with...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Re-Sign Reliever Tony Sipp

According to MLB Network, free agent reliever Tony Sipp will be heading back to Houston and has agreed to a deal with the Astros. No contract details were disclosed, and he the deal is pending a physical. I’m sure Johnny-On-The-Spot Heyman will announce details soon. Sipp has long been an effective major league reliever, pitching for the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Tony Sipp, LHP

Tony Sipp Position: Relief Pitcher Bats: Left — Throws: Left Born: July 12, 1983 (Age 32) A I’ve mentioned in many of my recent articles, I believe the most glaring and pressing need for the New York Mets this offseason is bolstering the bullpen – and more specifically – acquiring a left-handed reliever. The two best lefty relievers on the free agent market this Winter are...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels Winter Wishlist: Tony Sipp and a Baserunning Coach

I know the Angels bullpen doesn’t necessarily have a big hole in it that needs immediate attention, but the addition of Tony Sipp could very well be the crucial piece that pushes the Angels back into the playoffs. One of the intimidating aspects of the best clubs in baseball is their shutdown bullpen. The American League last season had three elite bullpens:  Houston’s (1.11...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ Tony Sipp Repeats Strange Feat, Pitches Twice In Same Game (Video)

Whatever the Houston Astros are paying Tony Sipp, they might want to give him a bonus after his uniquely busy week. Sipp made headlines last Monday night when manager Bo Porter pulled a rare move by sending the pitcher to the outfield in the middle of his relief appearance, only to bring him back to the mound just one batter later. Porter and Sipp were at it again on Sunday during...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Tony Sipp Pitches Twice, Plays Outfield In Same Game (Video)

Houston Astros relief pitcher Tony Sipp earned his paycheck and then some on Monday. With his team hanging on to a 4-3 lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, the left-handed Sipp retired the side in the seventh inning and returned in the eighth to face lefty batter Gerardo Parra. Sipp struck out Parra, bringing up right-handed batter Paul Goldschmidt. That’s when...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Sipp plays right field between mowing down D-backs lefties

PHOENIX -- Left-hander Tony Sipp had appearance bonuses written into his contract with Houston this season. He must have seen Monday coming. Sipp might have added a little pocket money with his work in the Astros' 4-3 victory over Arizona at Chase Field. Specialist Sipp appeared twice. A former Diamondbacks reliever, Sipp  retired all three left-handed hitters he faced in the seventh...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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