TYLER CLIPPARD RUMORS

Clippard returns, Mattheus to have MRI on chest

Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has returned from a bad back, but bullpen hopeful Ryan Mattheus is scheduled for an MRI on his chest. Clippard had not thrown in five days because of tightness in his back. The righty setup man said he felt fine after an 8-minute bullpen session Monday. Mattheus says began experiencing discomfort following a bullpen session last Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippard, Nationals agree to $5,875,000 deal

Right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract for $5.875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippard's deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Clippard earned $4 million last year and asked for a raise to $6.35 million, while the team offered $4.45 million. In...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: should they trade Tyler Clippard?

It is clear that the Washington Nationals have a surplus of strong arms at the back end of their bullpen. This may not be the case for long, however, as rumors have been circulating that the team is looking to move one of the trio of arms. Before the signing of Rafael Soriano, Drew Storen was Nationals’ closer, saving 43 games in 2011. After Soriano was added to the roster, Storen...
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Something Wrong With Tyler Clippard?

Tyler Clippard has dealt with some inconsistency early this season with no example more clear than his outing in Atlanta on Monday where he allowed two base runners and gave up the losing run. When his stuff has been on, which it has been quite a bit this season, it's been electric and dominant, but Clippard has always had a tendency to leave pitches up in the zone. He can usually...
Via The Nats Blog
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals pitcher Tyler Clippard falls off mound during pitch

As it has been previously noted here on Laugh At Sports, we love it when Major League Baseball players take a tumble during games.During Monday night's Houston Astros/Washington Nationals affair, Nationals closer Tyler Clippard was trying to shut the door on a Houston comeback.As he prepared to fire a pitch to Houston's Matt Downs, Tyler had a little bit of problems with...
Via Laugh At Sports
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

When Tyler Clippard threw one to the screen...

And so, like Henry Rodriguez a few nights ago, a pitch got away from Tyler Clippard last night and flew to the screen. One difference: Henry's was a 97 MPH heater; Clippard's was more like a 50 MPH Livan Hernandez junkball that slipped out of his hand. Another, perhaps bigger, difference: the reaction by fans behind home plate: Henry made a guy spill his beer, scaring...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard says it was 140 degrees in the bullpen today

In case you've been living under a rock and/or living outside of the convection oven that is Washington DC (say, Alaska): there's a heat wave going on in DC. Friday night, Stephen Strasburg wilted in the 96 degree heat (again). On Saturday, Gio Gonzalez earned his 12th win with 6 innings of 3 hit-ball in 101 degree heat. Tyler Clippard earned his 14th save. After the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Nationals Closer Tyler Clippard

Tyler Clippard was the winning pitcher in last year’s All-Star game. That might come as a surprise to casual fans, because the Washington Nationals set-up-man-turned-closer isn’t exactly a household name. He is, however, one of the best relievers in the National League. Originally a starter in the Yankees system, the 27-year-old Clippard has been quietly lethal since moving into...
Via Fangraphs
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

So, Tyler Clippard wants Drew Storen's job.

"I want it bad. I’ve been fighting for the opportunity for three years now. I feel like I’ve been over-stepped a few times along the way for the opportunity to get those saves, for whatever reason. I don’t really know. But they have a plan and I trust their plan. We’ve had a good year this year and we’ve been winning. You can’t really go against the grain as...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

When Tyler Clippard fell down on the job.

Video above: Tyler Clippard falling down just before throwing his first pitch of the 11th inning on Sunday. Balk with men on base, but no harm done with the bases empty. Just a few pitches later, the Nationals were trailing by 3. Harm done. Reds 8, Nationals 5: Nats overcome early umpire-assisted 5-0 deficit, tie it in the 7th, lose it in the 11th. Also, Laz Diaz is terrible...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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