Tyler Clippard became a free agent once his option was declined in November by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In 2021, he was 1-1 with six saves and three holds in 26 games, throwing 25.1 innings with 21 strikeouts. In his 15-season career, he has pitched in 803 games, going 56-48, 74 saves, and 952 strikeouts. He relies on a change-up, a four-seam fastball, a sinker, a split-finger pitch, a curveball, and a slider.
Clippard, 36, has a large pitch arsenal and could benefit from trimming down his pitch selection. Maddux could definitely find a project in veteran righty. With an array of offspeed pitches, Clippard could see some success with the Cardinals defense behind as well as Molina behind the plate.