Baltimore trimmed reliever Clay Rapada from the 40-man roster this morning to make room for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, so the 30-year-old left-hander is now looking for work via Twitter:
anybody need a lefty… lefty are 6-67 last two years… #justsayin
— Clayton Rapada (@pada5something) February 6, 2012
Rapada correctly notes that left-handed hitters were just 6-for-67 off him during the past two seasons, which is a remarkable .089 batting average. He smartly opted not to mention that right-handed hitters went 14-for-26 (.538) with four homers off him over that same span.
He’s a solid left-handed specialist, but Rapada will probably clear waivers and have to settle for a minor-league deal.