Orioles Sign Clay Rapada

Here are today’s minor moves from around the league…

  • The Orioles have signed left-hander Clay Rapada to a minor league deal, reports David Hall of the Virginian-Pilot (Twitter link). The 33-year-old Rapada is among the most extreme left-handed specialists in the game, as he’s faced 257 lefties in the Majors and held them to a dazzling .164/.255/.231 batting line. However, he’s faced 138 right-handed hitters and experienced the polar opposite, yielding a .345/.464/.611 batting line. It’s been more of the same for him with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in 2014, as he’s held lefties to a .431 OPS and surrendered a 1.175 OPS to righties. Overall, the sidearmer has a 4.06 ERA in 93 big league innings with the Tigers, Indians, Orioles, Yankees and Rangers. He’ll report to Triple-A Norfolk today, assuming he passes a physical, according to Hall.

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