Yankees sign Clay Rapada to a minor league deal

With Hideki Okajima failing his physical, the Yankees have turned to another option for a left handed reliever and have signed Clay Rapada to a minor league contract and will invite him to spring training, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.

Rapada will be 31 by the time the season starts. He has pitched in parts of five seasons in the majors, most of that came with Detroit. In his career he has thrown just 52.2 innings with a 5.13 ERA, a 7.5 K/9 and a 5.5 BB/9. He shuts down lefties though holding them to a .252 OBP and .472 OPS over the course of his career.

Rapada has an unorthodox submarine delivery which I think is fun to watch. So even if he doesn’t make the team he could perhaps be entertaining to watch during spring training.

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