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Rangers land Tigers' lefty Rapada for bullpen

Dec 7, 2009, 2:09 PM EDT

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News tweets that the Rangers have picked up left-handed reliever Clay Rapada from the Tigers for cash or a player to be named.
Rapada was barely clinging to a spot on Detroit’s 40-man roster, so the Tigers didn’t require much in return here. Rapada, a 28-year-old specialist, had allowed 13 runs in 24 2/3 innings over the last seasons. The Tigers had little use for him, preferring both Bobby Seay and Fu-Te Ni as short relievers.
The Rangers, on the other hand, are short of lefties with Eddie Guardado departing. They’re also considering trying C.J. Wilson as a starter, so they’ll be on the hunt for one or two more southpaws to compete for bullpen spots next spring.

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