Today, the Astros resigned southpaw Tony Sipp to a 3 year deal worth $18 mil. The deal was first reported by Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
In addition, Tony Sipp had a great 2015 season. The 32 year old setup man appeared in 60 games and threw 54.1 innings of work. Sipp posted a 1.99 ERA with 62 strikeouts.
In fact, over the past two years, Sipp has worked to a combined 2.66 ERA with 10.7 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and a ground-ball rate of roughly 35 percent. Sipp has shown a mastery against right handed and left handed hitters. As for that, he is holding batters of each variety to a respectable OPS mark south of .600 during his tenure with the Astros to date.
Finally, the recent success of Sipp in Houston has paid off and he was rewarded this big deal for a left handed reliever like others in the past like Zach Duke (15 mil), Jeremy Affeldt (18 mil), and Boone Logan (16.5 mil).