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RHP Tyler Clippard earned his second save of the season on Tuesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one in the D-Backs' 3-1 win over the Giants.
Clippard was tasked with protecting the Diamondbacks' two-run lead and did just that despite running into a little trouble. He served up a double to Donovan Solano after getting Wilmer Flores to fly out but was able to record the next two outs in succession and earn his second save of the year. He's yet to allow a run over six innings of relief.
RHP Tyler Clippard earned the save on Wednesday when he gave up a walk and a hit with two strikeouts over a scoreless ninth inning in the D-Backs' 3-2 win over the Rangers.
The D-Backs' typical closer, Joakim Soria, worked the eighth inning in this contest. He earned a hold before turning the ball over to Clippard who was tasked with preserving the one-run lead. He got two quick strikeouts before running into a little trouble, giving up a walk and a single Curtis Terry and Charlie Culberson, respectively. He settled down after that and got Jose Trevino to line out to end the contest. This was Clippard's first save of the season and he could take over the role entirely if Soria is shipped off before Friday's trade deadline.
RHP Tyler Clippard earned a hold on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless seventh inning while getting a strikeout in the D-Backs' 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Clippard missed the first three and a half months of the season while dealing with a capsule strain in his right shoulder but he's earned two holds in two appearances since being activated. He's a name to keep an eye on as the trade deadline approaches as the Diamondbacks could ship off closer Joakim Soria. Clippard has closer experience and could slide into the role if Soria were to be traded.
Tyler Clippard signed a major-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Clippard and the Diamondbacks have come to terms on a contract, but the length of his deal is unknown at this time. He will most likely serve as one of the Diamondbacks top setup men in 2021. Clippard owned a 2.77 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 26:4 K:BB across 26 innings for the Twins in 2020.
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.