Diamondbacks and Tyler Clippard have made progress on contract talks.
There are reports that a deal has been agreed upon but nothing has been made official as of yet. Clippard is now 30 years old and has been one of the best relievers in the Major Leagues over the past 3 seasons. He pitched in 69 games last season between the Mets and A's producing a 2.92 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP amassing 19 saves and a 5-4 record. Clippard has a stellar 2.88 ERA in 562 career major league innings. Analysis: Drew Phelps