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Clay Rapada has re-signed with the Yankees (Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Left-handed reliever Clay Rapada has signed with the New York Yankees on a minor league contract.
Rapada, 32, has been in the major leagues for six years, his last year spent with the Yankees. In 2012, Clay Rapada had a 3-0 record with a 2.82 ERA. He struck out 38 in 38.1 innings. In 2012, Rapada held left-handed batters to a .186 average.
Just before this season started, on March 31st, Rapada was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for first baseman Lyle Overbay. He would clear waivers and be released prior to re-signing with the Yankees today.
Throughout spring training, Rapada dealt with shoulder bursitis.
The Yankees currently have Boone Logan in their bullpen as the lone left-handed reliever in the bullpen. Logan currently has a 3.38 ERA in 2.2 innings pitched with two walks and two strikeouts. Left-handed batters have a .444 average.
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