Yankees Sign LHP Rapada To Minor League Deal
By Delia E.
The New York Yankees may start heading to Spring Training tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean the signings are going to stop. Yankees have signed LHP Clay Rapada to a minor league contract which includes an invitation to Spring Training reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Rapada was with the Baltimore Orioles last season before being DFA’d on February 6. Rapada in his career has a 5-0 record & a 5.13 ERA. Here is the tweet, confirming the deal:
Can confirm #Yankees signed LH rlvr Clay Rapada to minor-lge deal. Held LHs to .104 last yr (5-48), .153 in career (18-118).
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 19, 2012
The deal comes shortly after Yankees released Hideki Okajima after he reportedly failed his physical.