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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Tyler Clippard
Gio Gonzalez pitched one-hit ball for two innings in his spring training debut, Ian Desmond homered for the second straight day and the Washington Nationals roughed up a New York Mets split squad 11-5 Wednesday.
Nationals manager Matt Williams said he has been pleased with the way Desmond has been working to drive the ball to the opposite field this spring. His home run went to right-center.
David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth inning Monday in his first appearance as the Yankees' new closer in New York's 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
After a nearly week-long vote, Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has edged out Adam LaRoche and Matt Williams as the team's final bobblehead for 2014.
Fans can now vote for the sixth Nationals' bobblehead giveaway this season. The choices are Tyler Clippard, Matt Williams and Adam LaRoche.
Washington Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has returned from a bad back, but bullpen hopeful Ryan Mattheus is scheduled for an MRI on his chest.
Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard returned from a minor back injury today, throwing off a bullpen mound with no issues.
Tyler Clippard returned Sunday from a strained back, but fellow right-hander Ryan Mattheus is now dealing with a chest injury.
Tyler Clippard (back) and Ross Ohlendorf (side) have been dealing with some minor injuries in the early days of Nationals camp.
In this video Mark Zuckerman talks with Blevins, Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen and pitching coach Steve McCatty about their expectations for 2014.
On his first day as Nationals manager, Matt Williams was antsy, intense ... and ready for Day 2.
Tyler Clippard talks about avoiding arbitration with the Nationals and the time he struck out Derek Jeter without realizing it.
Clippard, 28, will again help anchor the back end of Washington's bullpen. He has been a mainstay there since the middle of the 2009 season when, in desperation, general manager Mike Rizzo blew up his bullpen multiple times until he found competent relievers.
Right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract for $5.875,000, avoiding arbitration.
Tyler Clippard and the Nationals settled on a $5.875 million salary for 2014, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for next week.
"This year, my arm has probably felt better than it has in a long time (for) this time of year," Clippard said. "Usually, it takes me a little while to get the joints moving again."
He has told the Nationals he only needs 10 innings of work this spring to be ready for opening day.