Indians Sign Clay Rapada

The Indians announced that they have signed left-hander Clay Rapada as a minor league free agent.  The 32-year-old has been assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Rapada went to camp this spring on the Yankees' 40-man roster and made ten appearances at Triple-A Scranton, posting a 4.66 ERA with four strikeouts and four walks in 9 and 2/3 innings.  Rapada saw a career-high 38 1/3 big league innings for the Yankees last season, pitching to a 2.82 ERA with 8.9 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9.

The Virginia State product has faced 251 left-handed hitters in his Major League career and held them to a .168/.257/.236 batting line.  However, right-handers have found success against him, hitting .342/.459/.613 in 135 plate appearances.


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