Yankees get Tyler Clippard in a trade with the Diamondbacks

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The Yankees acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from the Diamondbacks on Sunday morning, the club announced. The D-Backs got minor league pitcher Jose Vicente Campos in return.

Clippard, 31, was originally drafted by the Yankees in the ninth round of the 2003 draft. The Yankees traded him four years later in the offseason ahead of the 2008 season. This year, for the Diamondbacks, the right-hander compiled a 4.30 ERA and a 46/15 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings.

As the Yankees have traded away Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, Clippard will likely set up for new closer Dellin Betances.

Campos, 24, was considered the 14th-best prospect in the Yankees’ system and now rates fourth in the Diamondbacks’. The right-hander moved through three levels of the minor leagues this season, posting an aggregate 3.20 ERA with a 105/38 K/BB ratio in 121 innings. He made his first start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

Kyle Gibson, Orioles finalize 1-year, $10M contract

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SAN DIEGO – Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Baltimore Orioles finalized a one-year, $10 million contract.

The 35-year-old would receive a $150,000 assignment bonus if traded, payable by the receiving team. He also can earn a $25,000 bonus if he is elected or selected for the All-Star team. Gibson was an All-Star in 2021.

Gibson was 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 31 starts for Philadelphia last season. He also pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances in the postseason for the NL champions.

Baltimore gained another experienced arm as it looks to build on its surprising season. After losing 110 games the previous year, the Orioles contended for an AL wild card for much of the summer before finishing 83-79 for the franchise’s first winning record since 2016.

Gibson was an AL All-Star in 2021, going 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 19 starts for Texas. He was traded to Philadelphia that July, and he went 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 12 appearances for the Phillies down the stretch.

The 6-foot-6 Gibson was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 2009 amateur draft. He made his big league debut with the Twins in 2013.

He spent his first first seven seasons with Minnesota, going 67-68 with a 4.52 ERA in 193 games, including 188 starts. He had his best year in 2018, finishing with a career-low 3.62 ERA in a career-best 196 2/3 innings.

Gibson, who signed a $28 million, three-year contract with Texas in December 2019, is 89-91 with a 4.52 ERA in 267 major league games.