Tyler Clippard Traded to Astros from White Sox

Tyler Clippard Traded to Astros from White Sox

The Houston Astros have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Astros will be the seventh team he has played for since 2014.

Clippard, 32, has posted a 4.27 ERA (22ER/46.1IP) with three saves in 51 appearances this season, which has been split between the Yankees (40g) and White Sox (11g).

This is the second time that Clippard has been traded this season, as he was part of the deal in which the New York Yankees received Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox.

The Astros will make a corresponding move to the active roster tomorrow.

Clippard has a 48-41 record with a 3.04 ERA and 59 saves in 11 years in the majors.

While the Astros would seem to need help in the rotation, additional bullpen depth in the person of Clippard should give those more vital relief arms more opportunity for rest down the stretch.