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.
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.
that is one ugly BB/9
Will Ohman 2.0?
Hes actually pretty good. A lefty specialist. He will be missed in TX….and Im not kidding…
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.