Nationals Sign Veteran Reliever

The Washington Nationals are bringing back a familiar face, as they have signed Tyler Clippard to a minor league contract. 

Clippard had his most success in the majors with Washington. From 2008 to 2014 with the franchise, he was an integral part of their bullpen and appeared in two All-Star Games in the process.

Although Clippard has signed a minor league deal, he certainly has a decent shot of making their major league roster at the beginning of the season. The veteran reliever is coming off of another solid season. In 26 appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he had a 1-1 record, 3.20 ERA, and 21 strikeouts. With Washington not having the strongest of bullpens, he does have the potential to wiggle his way into a spot. 

In 803 games between the New York Yankees, Nationals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland, Minnesota Twins, and Diamondbacks, Clippard has a 56-48 record and 3.13 ERA. 

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