The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop JB Wendelken to the Oakland Athletics on July 31. The move made the former Oakland A’s second baseman 29 years old. During Wendelken’s tenure with the Diamondbacks, Clippard was sidelined due to injury. The team then turned to Wendelken in high-pressure situations. Wendelken was the youngest player to make his MLB debut in 2016.