Indians sign RHP Tyler Clippard, durable arm for bullpen
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians officially signed former All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard, who brings experience and durability to their revamped bullpen.
Clippard received a minor league contract and roster invitation from the Indians. If he makes the 40-man roster, Clippard would receive a $2.5 million salary while in the majors. The sides reached agreement earlier in the week and finalized the deal Saturday.
The 34-year-old right-hander spent last season with Toronto. He finished fourth in the AL with 73 appearances and posted a 3.67 ERA.
He's 52-46 with a 3.16 ERA since 2007. Clippard has also never been on the injured list in 12 years.
The Indians are reconfiguring their bullpen this season after choosing not to re-sign career saves leader Cody Allen or elite lefty Andrew Miller.