No Arbitration for Nats and Clippard 2/10/14
WASHINGTON — Right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Clippard's deal means all eight Nationals players who initially filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing.
Clippard, who earned $4 million in 2013, asked for a raise to $6.35 million, while the team offered $4.45 million. He was 6-3 with a 2.41 earned run average and 73 strikeouts in 71 innings in 2013.