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White Sox deal Tyler Clippard to Houston

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White Sox deal Tyler Clippard to Houston

After just 27 days in a White Sox uniform, Tyler Clippard is off to Houston.  

The 32-year-old reliever, who notched two saves in 11 appearances on the South Side, was moved late Sunday for cash considerations and a player to be named later, the team announced. It's unclear whether Clippard even finished moving in.  

Before having a cup of coffee with the Sox, Clippard was a member of the Yankees bullpen. He had a dismal 4.95 ERA in the Bronx, but after Rick Hahn dealt Todd Frazier, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson to New York in exchange for Clippard and prospects, the reliever improved. 

Under Don Cooper's tutelage, he posted a 1.80 ERA with two of his outings at Guaranteed Rate Field came against his current team, the Astros. In those appearances he picked up a save and worked another clean inning, helping lift the Sox to a three-game sweep. Maybe he left an impression. 

Although Clippard hasn't tweeted since the MLB season commenced, he assisted Ken Rosenthal's breaking report by changing his Twitter account to read, "Play for the Houston Astros." He also reworked his Instagram page:

That's certainly attention to detail. 

By now, it seems as if Clippard could have moving companies on speed dial. Houston is the latest stop in the reliever's ballpark tour: 

And with that, the Tyler Clippard Era is officially over. 

Yoan Moncada goes to Carolina Panthers preseason game: 'Don't understand anything'

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Yoan Moncada goes to Carolina Panthers preseason game: 'Don't understand anything'

Yoan Moncada just started his rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte and it didn’t take him long to enjoy a night in Charlotte.

The Knights had a home day game on Friday. Moncada went 1-for-5 in his first game action since suffering a hamstring strain on July 30.

With the Knights game ending in the afternoon, Moncada had the freedom to go to the Carolina Panthers preseason game at night.


The Panthers lost 27-14 to the Bills, but a peak at Moncada’s Instagram story from the day showed he may not have really understood what was going on.


The 24-year-old Cuban was decked out in a Panthers jersey. He still may be learning football though.

 

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

Bill Walton called the White Sox/Angels game with Jason Benetti, and for one night baseball broadcasting was turned upside down. Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen talk about what Walton brought to the broadcast. Ozzie speaks with Walton on the pregame show. They play the best Walton clips of the night and much more.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

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