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Tweet of the Day: Cut by Orioles, Clay Rapada needs work

Feb 6, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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:

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.

  1. - Feb 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    I think the next time I’m looking for another job I’ll ask the Twittershpere.

    • racksie - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      Quickest way to get the word out. Hope it works for you. Just sayin.

  2. detiger69 - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    What is hoping to accomplish by this? Does he want one of us to pick him up on our Fantasy Team!!

    I would offer as a response: “Pitch like a Major Leaguer, Stay a Major Leaguer. Enjoy the minors.”

    • CJ - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      Last I checked, a sub .100 average vs. lefties qualifies as “Pitch[ing] like a major leaguer”. Every team has at least 1 lefty specialist, I’d be shocked if all of them are better than this guy.

    • JBerardi - Feb 6, 2012 at 8:23 PM

      So how’s your major league career going?

  3. paul621 - Feb 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    At first I thought he meant his record was 6-67. That would be impressive on a whole different level.

  4. natstowngreg - Feb 6, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    He’s left-handed, he can pitch a baseball, he can retire left-handed batters. He will find work.

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