Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
2 months ago

Clippard recorded just one out Sunday, allowing a run on three hits in the loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees took a 3-2 lead into the home half of the ninth inning, but after walking the lead off batter, regular closer Dellin Betances was removed in favor of Clippard. The 31-year-old got off to a fantastic start in New York after a midseason trade, but after Sunday's blown save, he's now allowed a run in four of his last five appearances and has been responsible for the loss three times in that span. It's possible he's just running out of gas as the season winds down though, and Clippard should be back in a late inning role again in 2017.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
3 months ago

Clippard would likely be used in a save situation Wednesday with closer Dellin Betances unavailable, Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Betances will be rested Wednesday after pitching three straight days, and Clippard is next in line should the Yankees need to protect a late lead Wednesday night. Clippard has been exceptional since joining the Yankees in late July, allowing just one earned run in 15 innings (0.60 ERA) over 16 appearances.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
4 months ago

Clippard struck out two in a perfect inning in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard was credited with the hold, but the Yankees would go on to concede eight runs in the eighth inning to drop the contest. The 31-year-old has worked to an impressive 1.13 ERA and 9:2 K:BB in eighth innings since being traded to the Yankees, and appears to have settled into a seventh inning role behind Adam Warren and Dellin Betances in the back-end of the New York bullpen.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
4 months ago

Clippard was traded to the Yankees on Sunday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not yet known what the Diamondbacks will receive in return, but it's unlikely the Yankees will ship away a prospect of much significance. The Yankees entered the season with one of the MLB's most fearsome bullpens, but after trading Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman this week for major prospect hauls, the team suddenly finds itself light on reliable veteran relievers. The 31-year-old Clippard should help fill the void in that regard, as he's been one of the most consistently reliable middle-relief men in baseball over the last six seasons, making at least 69 appearances in each campaign and delivering sub-3.00 ERAs in fourth of them. He's regressed a bit so far in 2016, producing a 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 46:15 K:BB ratio across 37.2 innings, but the Yankees believe Clippard's unimpeachable track record carries more weight. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Clippard is slated to serve as the Yankees' seventh-inning man, while young power arms Luis Severino and Chad Green work as the primary setup men for newly-appointed closer Dellin Betances.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
4 months ago

Clippard was called upon to protect a four-run lead in the ninth inning Sunday and promptly gave up three runs on two walks and a Jay Bruce homer before striking out the side to preserve a 9-8 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He also walked a third batter after the home run. Clippard hadn't gotten any work since last Sunday, an outing in which he was also tagged for three runs, so his first week as the Diamondbacks' closer hasn't exactly gone according to plan. If he doesn't start stringing together some clean innings, manager Chip Hale may turn to Daniel Hudson or another reliever to handle ninth-inning duties instead.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
5 months ago

Clippard was pulled from Sunday's game with one out in the ninth inning after allowing three runs on two hits and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

While Clippard got the first save opportunity of the post-Brad Ziegler era, he got the hook after allowing the Dodgers to get within one run, which opened the door for Jake Barrett to nail down his second career save. Daniel Hudson, meanwhile, pitched the eighth inning, which would indicate that he (not Barrett) is next in line for saves if Clippard can't get back on track. Clippard has had a fine season overall, striking batters out at a 29.2 percent clip, and hasn't given up a home run in nearly six weeks.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
5 months ago

Clippard will likely become the closer for the Diamondbacks in the wake of Brad Ziegler's trade to the Red Sox on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard has provided a solid relief role for his club this season, posting a 3.06 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 32.1 innings of work. With Ziegler out of town, he will go back to his role as closer, where he spent some time at during last season with the A's and the Mets. In his career Clippard has only converted 54 saves out of 94 opportunities, and the Diamondbacks could choose to use Daniel Hudson as the closer if Clippard can't finish games.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
6 months ago

Clippard pitched 1.2 innings on Wednesday with four strikeouts and just one hit allowed, but that hit was a walk-off home run by Houston's George Springer.

EDGE Analysis

The home run came in the 11th inning and was the third Clippard has allowed this season. Despite allowing the walk-off, the veteran reliever has been solid for the Diamondbacks, posting a 2.49 ERA and 10.8 K/9. If he keeps the ERA under 3.00, it will be his fourth straight season with such a mark.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
6 months ago

Clippard struck out one in a scoreless inning of work against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard has not allowed a run in his last three outings, lowering his ERA to 2.50 in the process. The 31-year-old reliever, who has six straight 70-plus inning seasons under his belt, looks to be a solid component in Arizona's bullpen in 2016.

Tyler Clippard
RP NYY
8 months ago

Clippard pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one walk to pick up his first save Tuesday in San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

With regular closer Brad Ziegler having pitched four innings in the last four days and setup man Daniel Hudson tossing a pair of frames last night, Clippard was granted a rare save opportunity with a three-run lead and didn't disappoint. While he has returned strong value early, the veteran reliever still has to leapfrog the two aforementioned options before he could have the ninth-inning role to himself.