Clippard, a righthanded starter, turns 23 in February. He’s said to be a "finesse righty with a plus curve." A move to the NL and a rotation spot means things are looking up for him.
Albaladejo is a 25 year-old who did a nice job in relief at Triple A and with Washington last year. The Nats had snagged him as a minor league free agent.
You’ve got to like this move for the Nats, even if it seems small.