Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp (right calf soreness) was activated from the 10-day DL on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This move was expected prior to the doubleheader against the Mets, with rosters expanding this month. Sipp should return to a low-leverage role down the stretch. He has a career-worst 6.47 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 32 innings this season.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp (calf) met up with the Astros in St. Petersburg to be evaluated by team trainers Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. The left-hander has been on a rehabilitation assignment for the past 10 days.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp, who allowed one run in three innings over three rehab appearances, is expected to fly back to Houston with the team Thursday and will be activated when rosters are set to expand Friday.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Sipp (calf) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp, who has been sidelined all month with right calf soreness, continues to inch closer to a return to the big-league bullpen. While the Astros haven't determined the length of his rehab assignment, he's expected to need multiple outings before rejoining the Astros, which will likely be sometime after rosters expand at the beginning of September. When he does return, he'll likely be used in lower-leverage situations given his unsightly 6.47 ERA through 32 innings this season.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
3 months ago

Manager AJ Hinch said that Sipp (calf) could head out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi by the middle of next week, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp has been sidelined since the beginning of this month while dealing with right calf soreness, but appears to be on the verge of facing live hitting. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, the 34-year-old has posted a 6.47 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 32 innings. He's pitched slightly better than his numbers suggest, but it's unlikely that Sipp will be on the mound for many high-leverage situations with the Astros during the rest of this year.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
4 months ago

Sipp was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right calf soreness.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp allowed six runs over his last 1.1 innings pitched, so this calf injury could help explain his recent struggles. The lefty owns an abysmal 6.47 ERA through 32 innings this season, so he could see a lesser role upon his return from the DL given the Astros' recent acquisition of Francisco Liriano.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
4 months ago

Sipp (0-1) allowed two home runs in the 10th inning of Monday's 9-7 loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

In what was a back-and-forth game with several lead changes, manager A.J. Hinch expended several relievers by the time Sipp got the call in extra innings. The left-hander surrendered homers to the first two batters he faced, underscoring a potential need for the Astros heading toward the July 31 trade deadline. Sipp, the primary left-hander out of the pen, has a 4.45 ERA over 28.1 innings and is rarely used in high-leverage spots.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
4 months ago

Sipp has an ERA of 4.10 over 26.1 innings this season, racking up 26 strikeouts and 18 hits.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty reliever for the Astros has been limited to low leverage situations this season as more established relievers get the bulk of the heavy work. His WHIP sits at 1.06, lower than expected for a pitcher with an ERA above 4.00, which suggests that an ERA decrease might be on the way for the reliever.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
6 months ago

Sipp allowed two runs on three hits over one inning in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp was part of a bullpen effort to cover for Dallas Keuchel who was a late scratch Wednesday. He came on in the third inning after fellow reliever Dayan Diaz lasted 2.2 innings as the game's starter. Sipp's been used mostly in low-leverage situations, and they don't get much lower than a bullpen start. The left-hander has a 4.50 ERA over 19 appearances, spanning 16 innings.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
6 months ago

Sipp pitched the final 2.2 innings of Tuesday's 12-2 win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday was another low-leverage spot for Sipp who entered the game with the Astros leading by nine runs. None of his 12 appearances have come in what one might call a high-leverage situation. That's because he hasn't been terribly effective getting batters out. Entering Tuesday's game, the left-hander had allowed seven hits and seven walks over eight innings.

Tony Sipp
RP HOU
7 months ago

Sipp worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Sipp's appearance Saturday was the first time he pitched in a week. The veteran left-hander has pitched in middle relief and when the Astros were losing. That indicates manager A.J. Hinch doesn't quite have the level of confidence in Sipp as he does in other relievers. One of Sipp's six appearances this season has been clean. He's allowed just one earned run despite giving up four hits and four walks over 4.1 innings.