|Feb. 24 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 CST3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has returned from a bad back, but bullpen hopeful Ryan Mattheus is scheduled for an MRI on his chest.
Analysis: Clippard had not thrown in five days because of tightness in his back. The righty setup man said he felt fine after an 8-minute bullpen session Monday.
|Feb. 10 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 CST1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)2:56 PM CT-Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. His deal means all eight Nationals players who initially filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing.
Analysis: Clippard, who earned $4 million in 2013, asked for a raise to $6.35 million, while the team offered $4.45 million. He was 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 71 innings in 2013.