Blue Jays sign veteran righty Tyler Clippard to minor-league deal

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Tyler Clippard to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League spring training.

The 33-year-old posted a 2-8 record with a 4.77 earned-run average in 76 games last season with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros.

The six-foot-three, 200-pound right-hander has a career record of 34-24 with a 3.11 ERA over 11 Major League seasons.

His most productive season was in 2010, when he went 11-8 with a 3.07 ERA with the Washington Nationals.


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