Sandy Alderson strikes again for his New York Mets as they’ve announced the acquisition of Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard.
The acquisition is relief pitcher Tyler Clippard of the Oakland Athletics. In exchange, Sandy Alderson decided to part ways with minor league pitcher Casey Meisner.
The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner.
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015
— SI Wire (@SI_Wire) July 27, 2015
The move comes just a few days after the Mets acquired infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves. Suddenly, after a dark gloomy feeling just last Friday morning, the Mets have bolstered a 25-man roster to the point that they’re now worth pennant race discussions.
New York’s bullpen is currently sixth in MLB in bullpen ERA and are limiting opponents to a paltry .213 batting average. Despite those solid numbers, Bobby Parnell is still a major question mark and Jenrry Mejia won’t be available in the postseson due to his positive performance-enhancing drug test during the spring.
Clippard, 30, will bring a 2.79 ERA to go along with 17 saves out of 21 chances to Queens. He is a former Yankee and most notably played for the Nationals from 2008-14.
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