Tyler Clippard
RP FA
4 months ago

Clippard didn't allow a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning to collect his fourth save of the season during Saturday's win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Ken Giles recorded a five-out save Friday, so Clippard was called to the mound to close out the Athletics on Saturday. It's worth noting that Giles has converted nine of his past 10 save opportunities and has a firm grasp on the Houston closer job. Still, Clippard might be next in line for save opportunities, which makes him a player to keep tabs on in all settings.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
4 months ago

Clippard allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one during a scoreless inning in Monday's 2-0 loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard entered the game in the eighth inning with Houston down, 2-0, and promptly served up a leadoff double and a walk before getting out the jam. The freshly minted Astro made his debut in a Houston uniform, one day after he was acquired from the White Sox. The right-handed Clippard is expected to fill a role as a late-inning setup reliever.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
4 months ago

Clippard was activated ahead of Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reymin Guduan was sent back to Triple-A to clear room for Clippard, who is expected to serve in a setup role for the Astros. The 32-year-old owns a 4.29 ERA and 54:24 K:BB through 46.1 innings between the Yankees and White Sox this season.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
4 months ago

Clippard has been traded to Houston for a player to be named or cash considerations, Larry Hawley of WGN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard had been serving as the closer for the White Sox after the trade of David Robertson. He'll serve a setup role for the Astros.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
4 months ago

Clippard recorded the final two outs of Friday's 6-3 win over the Royals, allowing an inherited runner to score but still picking up his third save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

After Juan Minaya put runners on second and third with one out to begin the ninth inning, Clippard got the call and proceeded to uncork a wild pitch before finishing things out. The veteran reliever is now 2-for-2 in save chances with a 1.80 ERA and 12:5 K:BB in 10 innings since coming over from the Yankees.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
4 months ago

Clippard allowed two hits but struck out two batters in the ninth inning to pick up his second save of the season in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard allowed two of the first three batters to reach base but buckled down to retire Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Beltran to close out the game. The journeyman has allowed only two runs in his first 8.1 innings with the White Sox and seems to have a hold on the closer role for now. That being said, save opportunities have been few and far between for the White Sox recently, so Clippard holds only modest value in fantasy leagues.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
5 months ago

Clippard is expected to settle in as the White Sox's closer for the time being following the trade of Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With the White Sox dealing away their top three relievers (David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Swarzak) in the past eight days, the bullpen now looks to be one of the weaker units in baseball, but that's not a major concern while the club embarks on a long-term rebuild. According to Dave Kerner of WBBM News Radio, manager Rick Renteria said that Clippard would have received the save opportunity in Tuesday's game to the Cubs had the situation presented itself, which seemingly indicates that the veteran is being viewed as the club's top ninth-inning option. By virtue of possessing the most prior closing experience of anyone in the bullpen, Clippard should have an opportunity to build up some security at the back end, but his recent performances haven't offered much encouragement that he'll be able to do so. With four losses, three blown saves and an 11.85 ERA on his ledger over 17 appearances since June 4, Clippard might not have room for slippage, even with few attractive alternatives looming. Of the White Sox's other options in the bullpen, Dan Jennings and Jake Petricka (elbow) -- who was activated from the 10-day disabled list to take Swarzak's spot on the active roster -- look to be Clippard's top challengers.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
5 months ago

Clippard allowed a walk-off double to the only batter he faced in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Clippard, newly minted as the White Sox's closer after the team traded David Robertson to the Yankees, made his second appearance for his new team and for the second time, he was on the mound for a Kansas City walk-off victory. He was the loser Friday night when he gave up two hits, a walk and hit a batter, then left a pitch up in the zone for Brandon Moss to plate the game-winning run Sunday.

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
5 months ago

Clippard (1-6) allowed a run on two hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly in Friday's 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This was Clippard's first appearance since the White Sox acquired him and named him the team's closer. It wasn't a save situation Friday - the 32-year-old reliever entered a tie game in the 10th inning - but it was the type of situation you expect a closer to nail down. Clippard may have been a popular free-agent target this past week, but Friday's results are a reminder of his struggles this season (5.15 ERA and 20 walks over 36.2 innings).

Tyler Clippard
RP FA
5 months ago

Clippard is set to close games for Chicago, according to manager Rick Rentaria, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Clippard has struggled for most of the year during his time with the Yankees, he will slide into the closer's role with the White Sox for the time being. Rentaria may choose to give Anthony Swarzak a couple chances to try out his hand in the night-inning role, considering he's been an obvious step up from Clippard's form this season, but for immediate future it appears as though Clippard will get most of the opportunities.