CHICAGO -- The Houston Astros have acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Clippard was traded from the New York Yankees to Chicago in a seven-player deal on July 18. The 32-year-old right-hander went 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and two saves in 11 appearances with the rebuilding White Sox.
The deal was announced Sunday night.
The Astros lead the American League with a 72-45 record. They begin a home-and-home series against Arizona on Monday night.
Clippard has a 48-41 record with a 3.04 ERA and 59 saves in 11 seasons in the majors. He made the NL All-Star team with Washington in 2011 and 2014.
The White Sox have the worst record in the AL at 45-70.