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Tyler Clippard (elbow) played catch Tuesday and could be available to pitch in the team's game against the Indians.
Clippard exited Sunday's win early after taking a line drive to the elbow. He managed to avoid a serious injury and could be available to pitch Tuesday. Clippard "had another really good day today," said Twins' manager Rocco Baldelli. The Twins could be cautious with Clippard and rest him one more day. The 35-year-old owns a 1.42 ERA and 0.79 WHIP over 12 2/3 innings.
Tyler Clippard took a comebacker off his elbow on Sunday but the initial imaging came back clean, per Twins manager Rocco Baldelli.
It will be a few days, possibly more, before Clippard can pitch again. But for now, it appears he'll avoid the injured list. The veteran reliever has registered a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 13 punch-outs over 12.2 innings.
Twins reliever Tyler Clippard is serving as an opener for the team's matchup against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Clippard will probably only pitch an inning or two before giving way to a bulk reliever. Clippard opened a few games last year, as well. This is good news for owners in leagues that reward for games started but bad news for owners needing a hold or a save to end the week.
Cleveland Indians reliever Tyler Clippard struggled as his team's opener in a 9-7 win on Wednesday. Clippard allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings of work.
Clippard didn't get the job done but the Cleveland offense lifted him up. He now has a 4.30 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings of work.
Tyler Clippard struck out one in a perfect ninth inning on Sunday against the Orioles to earn his seventh save of the season.
Ryan Tepera was unavailable on Sunday, so Clippard stepped in ably. He's had a fine season, with a 3.61 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. It's unlikely that he'll see many, if any save opportunities going forward, with Roberto Osuna set to come off the disabled list shortly.