Two Former Clemson Tigers on Major League Rosters


By Sports Department

CLEMSON, S.C. (CU SID) -- Two former Clemson baseball players have been on Major League rosters in 2013. The list includes infielder Jeff Baker and lefthander Tony Sipp.

Baker is in his ninth season in the Majors and played his fourth season with the Chicago Cubs in 2012 before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in August. He was later traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2012. He was then acquired by the Texas Rangers prior to the 2013 season. Baker, who is tied for the Tiger record with 59 career home runs, played for the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series. He entered the 2013 season with 361 hits and 37 home runs in his Major League career.

Sipp, who batted .280 and had a 2-2 pitching record for the Tigers in 2004, was called up to Cleveland in 2009 and played four seasons with the Indians. He was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks prior to the 2013 season and is in his fifth year in the Major Leagues. Entering the 2013 season, Sipp had a 3.67 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 220.2 innings pitched over 249 relief appearances in his Major League career.

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