Tony Sipp RP HOU 6 days ago

Sipp pitched a scoreless inning Sunday against the Angels to earn his third hold of the season.

The veteran southpaw allowed a leadoff single to Erick Aybar, who quickly advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Sipp worked around it though, striking out C.J. Cron before getting Collin Cowgill to pop out and Johnny Giavotella to ground out to end the inning. Through five relief appearances with the Astros, Sipp has a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB over 6.1 innings.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 3 weeks ago

Sipp struck out two during a scoreless inning of relief Monday against the Indians to pick up his first hold of the season.

Sipp held left-handed hitters to a .138 average last year, and with Jose Ramirez (a switch-hitter), Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis (both lefties) due up for Cleveland in the top of the eighth inning, Astros manager A.J. Hinch called on Sipp to play the matchups. The veteran reliever performed well against his former club and figures to be called upon in similar situations this season.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 3 months ago

Sipp and the Astros avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.4 million contract, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

While he had a very strong 2014 (3.38 ERA, 50.2 innings, .888 WHIP) Sipp is still only one part of a very strong Astros bullpen that now includes Chad Qualls, Luke Gregerson, and Pat Neshek. Sipp is a good relief pitcher, but it's going to take great numbers to even move into a set-up role with Houston.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 7 months ago

Sipp tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners on Wednesday to earn his fourth save of the season.

Sipp gave up an infield single to Robinson Cano with one out but then retired Kendrys Morales and Kyle Seager to nail down the win for Houston. The 31-year-old lefty has now recorded saves in three of his last five appearances, and with regular closer Chad Qualls battling a nagging hip injury, Sipp could see additional opportunities depending on the matchups.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 8 months ago

Sipp earned his second save of the season Thursday, striking out two in a perfect frame against the Rangers.

Astros closer Chad Qualls was unavailable Thursday after pitching the previous two nights, so Sipp was called upon to preserve the 4-2 victory. The 31-year-old southpaw has been one of the most reliable members of the Houston bullpen this season, compiling a 3.21 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and a 51:14 K:BB over 42 innings.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 9 months ago

Sipp posted a 4.50 ERA in 13 relief appearances with the Astros in July.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 9 months ago

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Tony Sipp has "drawn the most interest of any Astros player."

Sipp was scooped up by the Astros in May after opting out of a minor league deal with the Padres and has gone on to post a 2.45 ERA and terrific 41/7 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 relief innings. Heyman lists the Angels, Braves and Orioles as possible fits for Sipp.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 12 months ago

Astros signed LHP Tony Sipp to a one-year contract.

Sipp opted out of his minor league deal with the Padres on Thursday and quickly landed with a new team. The 30-year-old southpaw had a 4.30 ERA in 14 2/3 innings this season with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas and probably won't fare too well in Houston.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 1 year ago

A source tells Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish that Tony Sipp won't opt out of his minor league contract with the Padres.

Sipp's option to opt out of the deal ends Wednesday, so it appears he'll head to Triple-A El Paso as assigned. His next opt-out opportunity is on June 1, but the left-hander could leave for a major league role before then. Sipp had a 1.86 ERA over 10 2/3 innings this spring.

Tony Sipp RP HOU 1 year ago

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Tony Sipp is undecided on whether he'll opt out of his minor league contract with the Padres.

He can opt out on Wednesday after being reassigned to minor league camp Monday. Sipp impressed with a 1.86 ERA and 9/1 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings this spring and would receive interest if he hits the open market. However, the Padres currently look set to go with one left-handed reliever on their Opening Day roster, so he might decide he'd be best off sticking around.