Tim Lincecum is gonna put on some weight this winter

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Tim Lincecum used to be skinny. Then he got kinda buff, to be honest. Then sorta got skinny again. Each time he went up or down in weight, there was a sentiment expressed that the change will do his pitching good. So:

Now, he’s never been fat or anything so this isn’t a BSHOL situation, but it sorta reminds me of it.

Indians to sign Tyler Clippard

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Jon Heyman reports that the Indians are signing Tyler Clippard to a minor league deal. He’ll make $1.75 million if he makes the big league roster.

Clippard, a 12-year veteran who just turned 34, pitched in 73 games for the Blue Jays last year, posting a 3.67 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 85/23 in 68.2 innings. It was a nice bounce back year for him after he spent 2017 bouncing among three different teams in the course of a below average campaign.

With the departures of Andrew Miller and Cody Allen, and the elevation of Brad Hand to the closer’s role, Terry Francona will be looking for all the mid-innings help he can get in the Indians’ pen. Clippard could fit that bill.