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White Sox trade Tyler Clippard to Astros

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The White Sox have dealt reliever Tyler Clippard to the Astros, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The White Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to David Adler of MLB.com.

Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOX Sports first reported that the Astros were trying to acquire Clippard.

Clippard’s stint with the White Sox was short, as he played in only 11 games for them. The White Sox acquired him from the Yankees on July 19 in a deal in which they sent Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to New York. Clippard did pitch well for Chicago in his brief time there, posting a 1.80 ERA and a 10.8 SO/9.

Now, Clippard will try to assist an Astros that has the best record in the American league at 72-45, but has had bullpen issues. Their bullpen sports a 4.29 ERA, which is tied for 18th in the majors. He will join a bullpen that features closer Ken Giles and reliever Francisco Liriano, who Houston acquired from the Blue Jays at the non-waiver deadline.