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Diamondbacks sign Tyler Clippard to 2-year, $12.25 million deal

The reliever is the latest significant addition for a busy Diamondbacks team this winter.

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The Diamondbacks have agreed to a 2-year, $12.25 million deal with reliever Tyler Clippard, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. The deal is expected to be announced in the near future.

Clippard, 30, is the latest significant addition to a Diamondbacks' team that has added Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller and Jean Segura this winter. Clippard will likely serve as a late-inning complement to Brad Ziegler, with Daniel Hudson, Josh Collmenter and Randall Delgado also in the mix.

Clippard split his 2015 season between the Athletics and NL Champion Mets, posting a solid 2.92 ERA in 69 games. He is a veteran of nine major-league seasons with the Yankees (2007), Nationals (2008-14), Athletics (2015) and Mets (2015), and has a lifetime 2.88 ERA in 489 career appearances (8 starts).

Clippard was the top remaining reliever on the free-agent market at this stage. He joins John Axford, Tony Barnette, Antonio Bastardo, Jonathan Broxton, Steve Cishek, Shawn Kelley, Mark Lowe, Ryan Madson, Jason Motte, Darren O'Day, Oliver Perez, Chad Qualls, Tony Sipp and Joakim Soria as relievers to sign multi-year deals this offseason.