|July 27 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-In their second trade in four days, the Mets have acquired Clippard from the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York's payroll by a little more than $2 million.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The A's obtained him from Washington in January.
|Feb. 11 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Clippard and the Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract. Clippard was 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 relief appearances last year for Washington, which traded him to Oakland on Jan. 14 for infielder Yunel Escobar.
Analysis: A right-hander who turns 30 on Saturday, Clippard had asked $8.85 million and had been offered $7,775,000 when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month. He made $5,875,000 last season. He was Oakland's last player in arbitration.