Mets Get Tyler Clippard from A’s

The Mets announced Monday evening that they have acquired reliver Tyler Clippard from the A’s for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner. Another good job by Sandy Alderson of getting a major leaguer for a prospect who likely did not figure in the Mets future plans.

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Tyler Clippard is the newest Met.

Thus far this season the righty is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves. He is averaging a strikeout per inning. The Mets do not need him to a be a closer, but if Jeurys Familia continues to stumble, he can step right in.

Tyler Clippard spent seven fine years with the Nationals before being dealt to the A’s this past off-season. He is 31 years old and can be a free agent following this season. The Mets are on the hook for about $4 million of his remaining salary this year, although the A’s are sending the Mets some cash to offset that.

This has been a good few days for Alderson. He still has to get that one big bat to put the Mets over the top. But so far, so good.

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