A’s, Clippard avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms
Wednesday on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard.

Clippard, who was acquired from Washington last month for infielder Yunel
Escobar, was Oakland’s last remaining player eligible for arbitration.

The deal was for $8.3 million, according to the Associated Press.

Clippard, who turns 30 on Feb. 14, had a 2.18 ERA in 75 games for Washington
last season with a 7-4 record and 82 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings.

The two-time All-Star has a 2.88 ERA in 420 career games over eight seasons,
the last seven with Washington. He started six games for the New York Yankees
in 2007, his first year in the majors.