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New York Mets get closer Tyler Clippard in trade with Oakland Athletics

New York Mets get closer Tyler Clippard in trade with Oakland Athletics

In their second trade in four days, the Mets acquired closer Tyler Clippard from Oakland on Monday for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York's payroll by a little more than $2 million. The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 earned-run average and 17 saves in 21 chances. The Athletics obtained him from Washington in January. On Friday night, the Mets acquired infielder Juan Uribe and utilityman Kelly Johnson in a deal with Atlanta. When Clippard reports Tuesday, there will be $3,129,508 remaining from his $8.3-million salary. Oakland will pay the Mets $1 million as part of the...

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