Tony Sipp

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Tony Sipp
Tony Sipp Houston Astros MMP July 2014.jpg
Sipp with the Astros (2014)
Houston Astros – No. 29
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-07-12) July 12, 1983 (age 31)
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 22, 2009 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through August 7, 2014)
Win–loss record 16–11
Earned run average 3.73
Strikeouts 310
Teams

Tony Marcel Sipp (born July 12, 1983) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians from 2009 through 2012 and Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Sipp graduated from Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi. Played for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs Baseball team. He attended Okaloosa-Walton College in Niceville, FL before transferring to Clemson University.

Professional career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

After being drafted by Cleveland in the 45th round in 2004, Sipp played with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians, Akron Aeros, and Columbus Clippers.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Sipp with the Indians (2012)

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.[1] 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.

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

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.[2] He was designated for assignment on August 4, 2013.[3] He became a free agent on November 27, 2013.

San Diego Padres[edit]

Sipp signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres in February 2014.[4] On May 1, he was released in order to sign a major league deal with the Astros.

Houston Astros[edit]

The same day he was released by the Padres, he signed a major league deal with the Houston Astros.[5]

Pitching style[edit]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indians Recall LHP Tony Sipp from AAA Columbus". MLB.com (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Meisel, Zack (December 11, 2012). "Tribe gets Bauer from D-backs, Choo heads to Reds". MLB.com. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Links, Zach (August 4, 2013). "D’backs Designate Then Option Tony Sipp To Triple-A". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (February 1, 2014). "Padres To Sign Tony Sipp". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Astros add Sipp to bullpen". Associated Press. Sports Illustrated. May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Tony Sipp". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

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