Report: Mets Getting Close To Deal For Athletics’ Reliever Clippard

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If the Mets have their way they will soon have a very impressive back end of the bullpen.

According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Mets are attempting to acquire Oakland Athletics reliever Tyler Clippard.

Clippard had been a mainstay in the Washington Nationals’ bullpen for several seasons before being traded to Oakland in January. The 30-year-old right-hander went 34-24 with 34 saves and a 2.68 ERA in 414 games, all but two in relief, from 2008-14.

A two-time All-Star who broke into the majors with the Yankees in 2007, Clippard is 1-3 with 17 saves and a 2.79 ERA this season for the Athletics.

Clippard is being targeted because Jenrry Mejia is not eligible to pitch in the postseason due to his drug suspension…

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