Yankees Close To Signing Clay Rapada

The Yankees are close to signing lefty reliever Clay Rapada to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training reports MLB.com's Zack Meisel. The Meister Sports Management client was released by the Orioles a few days ago.

Rapada, 30, posted a 6.06 ERA with 9.9 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 16 1/3 innings for the Orioles last year. He had pitched 52 2/3 MLB innings over the course of five seasons for the Tigers, Rangers, Cubs and Orioles and is not yet arbitration eligible. The Yankees are likely trying to replenish some left-handed relief depth after Hideki Okajima failed his physical.

This post was originally published on Feb. 18th.

8 Responses to Yankees Close To Signing Clay Rapada Leave a Reply

  1. BitLocker 3 years ago

    Yankees have been pretty busy this late in the off season after the Pineda trade.

  2. Not to be confused with ‘the mustachioed one’, Clay ZAVADA!

  3. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    Just a case of stockpiling some lefty arms. He’ll provide some good competition in camp

  4. gianthinker 3 years ago

    Clay Rapada?  Not Mike Gonzalez or Ryan Tallet?

    • RBIBaseball 3 years ago

      Can’t get those guys on a minor league deal, plus they need to save the money on the big league roster to sign a bat.

      • gianthinker 3 years ago

        Dont be naive.  They dont NEED to save money.  They are trying to cut down I realize that.  But lets not act like a few million for a reliever is a big deal to them.

    • gianthinker 3 years ago

      My bad meant Brian Tallet….and apparently he signed with the Pirates.

  5. Justanotherfantoo 3 years ago

    A minor league contract to Clay Rapada?  Why not?

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