Orioles Designate Clay Rapada For Assignment

The Orioles designated lefty Clay Rapada for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot in the wake of their recent two-for-one trade, tweets MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli.  

Rapada, 31 in March, has tallied 52 2/3 big league innings for the Tigers, Cubs, Rangers, and Orioles across five seasons.  He's done a nice job against lefties in 34 2/3 career innings.


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6 Comments on "Orioles Designate Clay Rapada For Assignment"


3 years 6 months ago

Clay Rapada? Cubs? are you sure?

Jeff Westcott
3 years 6 months ago

His big league debut was with the Cubs in June of 2007. He only appeared in one game for the Cubs. (In fact he only faced one batter.) He was traded to the Tigers in August of that year.

JohnnyC
3 years 6 months ago

Apparently he’s exempt from having his foot ever being in contact with the rubber.

Thomas Wilson
3 years 6 months ago

Every time I hear a “well he is a major league manager so he probaby knows something you don’t” I think of guys like Rapada
Clay Rapada Career SplitsAgainst RHH .359/.474/.692 95PA 6-2B 1-3B 6-HR 8K/17BB Against LHH .153/.252/.220 136PA 2-2B 0-3B 2-HR 36K/15BB 2011 SplitsAgainst RHH .692/.750/1.462 16PA Against LHH .104 .170 .167 53PA
WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING FACING ANY RHH!!!!!

gnats
3 years 6 months ago

 Apparently softball-pitching.

His splits are truly amazing.  You would think by mere chance he would get more RHBs out, or less LHBs out.  The gap is crazy.

Thomas Wilson
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah a 2.212 OPS by RHH as opposed to a .337 by LHH means this guy should be a LOOGY and a good one