ARLINGTON TX - OCTOBER 16: Clay Rapada #59 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after a strikeout in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees in Game Two of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 16 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The New York Yankees have signed left-hander Clay Rapada to a minor league deal according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. The deal follows Hideki Okajima's failed physical, voiding his contract with the Yankees:
Yankees agree to Minor League deal with left-hander Clay Rapada - Bryan Hoch | mlb.com
"Rapada, 30, will step into the competition for a roster spot as a lefty specialist after 36-year-old Hideki Okajima was unable to pass a physical this week, voiding the veteran's Minor League deal."
- Twitter / @DavidWaldstein - "Can confirm MLB.Com report that Yankees signed tall lefty reliever Clay Rapada to replace Hideki Okajima, who failed physical. That's a minor league deal, of course."
Orioles Trade Guthrie to Rockies for Lindstrom, Hammel - MLB Daily Dish
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Guthrie has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Rockies, confirming the trade. The Orioles have designated lefty Clay Rapada for assignment to make room for the additions, according to Brit Ghiroli.