The Oakland Athletics had 12 players eligible for arbitration this season and general manager Billy Beane was able to keep all but one of the players, pitcher Jarrod Parker, from taking the team to an arbitration hearing.
Parker ultimately lost to the team. He was only the third player during Beane’s tenure as GM who was unable to negotiate with the team prior to a hearing. The...
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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The Washington Nationals traded fan favorite reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Yunel Escobar on Wednesday. Clippard spent seven seasons in Washington. So it was only natural for Clippard to express his thanks and gratitude to Nationals fans. But what followed was all the more special.
Just got traded to Oakland...
Apparently, the Oakland Athletics think Marcus Semien can be their starting shortstop after all.
OK, that’s burying the lede a bit. Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Rays, general manager Billy Beane flipped the shortstop to the Nationals, reportedly in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Escobar had been dealt...
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...
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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