White Sox: Tyler Clippard Traded to the Houston Astros

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 08: Tyler Clippard
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 08: Tyler Clippard /

The White Sox traded Tyler Clippard to the Houston Astros. He was 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings of work.

Tyler Clippard’s time with the Chicago White Sox was short lived. Jon Heyman tweeted on Sunday night the right hander had been traded to the Houston Astros. The White Sox will receive a player to be named later and cash considerations. Clippard was pitching well for this team. He was 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 11 appearances for Rick Renteria.

It’s not a huge surprise to see Clippard traded. He is a veteran guy that could help a playoff team. The White Sox aren’t going anywhere so it made him expendable. Even if he was the team’s closer. The organization can easily find someone else to plug into that role for this season. And Rick Hahn continues collecting prospects to add to the No. 1 farm system in baseball.

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Hahn has done a great job turning veteran guys into assets. And that shouldn’t change with this trade. We don’t know the identity of the player the White Sox will receive. But it will probably be a low-level prospect.

You never know what can happen with a prospect. It only takes one to hit it big. This organization definitely has a long way to go before its competitive again, but they’re heading in the right direction. With recent trades, the Sox are building a foundation for future success on the South Side.

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The Sox could still trade another veteran pitcher before Aug. 31. Miguel Gonzalez could be the next player traded as he has some small value for a contending team. With a 6-10 record and 4.85 ERA, the Sox won’t get a huge return in trading Gonzalez, but they could add more depth to an already strong farm system.