July 12, 1983 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|April 22, 2009 for the Cleveland Indians|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||3.84|
Tony Marcel Sipp (born July 12, 1983) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians from 2009 through 2012 and Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013.
Sipp graduated from Moss Point High School in Moss Point, MS. Played for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs Baseball team. He attended Okaloosa-Walton College in Niceville, FL before transferring to Clemson University.
He made his major league debut on April 22, 2009. Coming out of the bullpen, Sipp went 2–0 with an ERA of 2.92, recording 48 strikeouts. In 4 years in the Indians bullpen, he appeared in 248 games and recorded 167 holds, striking out 225 batters and recording a 3.68 ERA.
On December 12, 2012, Sipp was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a nine-player three-team blockbuster trade that sent Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds. He was designated for assignment on August 4, 2013. He became a free agent on November 27, 2013.
Sipp throws four pitches: a four-seam fastball (90–93 mph), a two-seam fastball (89–91), a slider (79–82), and a changeup to right-handed hitters (78–81). The slider is his most common 2-strike pitch.
- "Indians Recall LHP Tony Sipp from AAA Columbus". Mlb.com (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Tony Sipp". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 25 September 2012.