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3 buy-low candidates LA Angels can sign for a 1-year deal after the lockout

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Sep 29, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Tyler Clippard should be picked up by the LA Angels.
Sep 29, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Tyler Clippard should be picked up by the LA Angels. / D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 18, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Tyler Clippard should be picked up by the LA Angels for cheap. / Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 buy-low candidate LA Angels can sign for a 1-year deal after the lockout: Tyler Clippard

Tyler Clippard would be a great option for the LA Angels, and in large part due to his versatility. Clippard's pitched the ninth inning before, he's pitched the eighth inning before, and he's pitched in the middle of games before. He'd be a fit because even though we already have an elite closer and Aaron Loup for the eighth, he'd still be a reliable guy to have in the staff.

A reliable guy he is: In the last four years, Clippard boasts a 3.21 ERA, a 1.039 WHIP, a 138 ERA+, a 9.7 K/9 rate, and a 6.7 H/9 rate. Clippard even started six games in that time. He's started 14 games in his career, and it shows that he can be used for long relief as well.

His last contract was $1.75 million for 2021, so he'll definitely come at a bargain this offseason. It wouldn't take much to go ahead and make a move for him, and he DOES have lots of experience pitching in American League ballparks. The two-time All-Star has played in all or part of seven seasons in the American League.

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