With the Houston Astros' 7-6 win over the Oakland A's on Sunday, the first-place Astros not only swept Oakland but improved to 10-7 - which is an important accomplishment in team history.A clutch two-run double from Evan Gattis (in which he swung at a nearly head-high offering from A's closer Tyler Clippard) erased a 6-5 deficit and led to their tenth win of the season. To put their...
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Right-hander Tyler Clippard and the Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract.
Clippard was 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 relief appearances last year for Washington, which traded him to Oakland on Jan. 14 for infielder Yunel Escobar.
A right-hander who turns 30 on Saturday, Clippard had asked $8.85 million and had been offered...
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February 11, 2015
After their disappointing end to an up-and-down 2014 season, the Oakland Athletics experienced significant changes to its roster as they prepare for 2015.
Key Offseason Losses
1B/OF Kyle Blanks
IF Alberto Callaspo
3B Josh Donaldson
DH Adam Dunn
OF Jonny Gomes
RHP Luke Gregerson
RHP Jason Hammel
C/DH John Jaso
LHP Jon Lester
SS Jed Lowrie
1B/OF Brandon Moss
C Derek Norris
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Up above, a shot of Tyler Clippard in sunglasses during pregame introductions before the All-Star Game last night. (Screencap via @xmasape) What's with the shades, Tyler?
"I just put on the shades. They were prescription, and I wanted to be able to see. So it was either that or my glasses. I couldn’t really change. I was like, ‘Uh, I probably shouldn’t be wearing these...
Here's video of Tyler Clippard throwing his second pitch to the backstop in the 5th inning of the All-Star Game last night; Reds catcher Devin Mesocaro played the carom perfectly and nearly picked off Alexei Ramirez at third.
Clippard threw 11 pitches, 8 strikes, didn't give up a hit, but allowed an inherited runner to score. No vulture win this time around for Clippard.AL beats...
Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has 21 scoreless appearances. But, occassional he reminds us of Ricky Vaughn of Major League. On Wednesday night he gave us one of his signature wild pitches. This is becoming something of a tradition for #Nats' RHP Tyler Clippard… https://t.co/mVAh0HSORo — federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) June 12, 2014 Facing San Francisco Giants right-fielder [...]
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 addition...
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February 10, 2014
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