Orioles Sign Clay Rapada

The Orioles signed Clay Rapada to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter).

The 29-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Rangers last year, but hasn't spent considerable time on a big leaugue mound since 2008. The left-hander posted a 4.22 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 5.9 BB/9 in 21 1/3 innings for the Tigers that year.

The Rangers released Rapada earlier in the month after designating him and Max Ramirez for assignment.

6 Responses to Orioles Sign Clay Rapada Leave a Reply

  1. Uh Oh! The AL East is in trouble now!

    • Ugh. Does someone have to post something so not clever, useless and unoriginal in every comment thread? I guess it’s just the way of the world.

  2. that is one ugly BB/9

  3. Will Ohman 2.0?

  4. unvme7 4 years ago

    Hes actually pretty good. A lefty specialist. He will be missed in TX….and Im not kidding…

  5. Rapada is NASTY against lefties. It really looked like he clicked it into gear last year. I saw him in Spring Training and immediately said he’d fit with a rebuilding club that needs a LOOGY, Baltimore will like him.

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