Tarpley begins his first season with the Ducks and 10th of professional baseball. The right-hander accrued four seasons of Major League experience, including two with the New York Yankees (2018-19), Miami Marlins (2020) and New York Mets (2021). He combined to appear in 44 games (one start), going 3-2 with a 7.05 ERA, three saves, and 58 strikeouts to 31 walks over 44.2 innings of work. He also made one appearance in the 2018 American League Division Series against Boston. The Los Angeles native’s MLB debut came on September 2, 2018, against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium.

The 29-year-old made one appearance with the New York Mets and nine with Triple-A Syracuse during the 2021 season. He previously was named an Organization All-Star with the Yankees in 2018. Additionally, the southpaw earned Baseball America Low Class A All-Star honors in 2015 after going 11-4 with a 2.48 ERA in 20 starts with the West Virginia Power. Tarpley was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the third round of the 2013 amateur draft.