The Orioles have designated 30-year old lefty reliever Clay Rapada for assignment. Rapada pitched in 22 games (0 starts) for the O’s this year and he is 0-0 with a 7.30 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. He has now pitched in 68 games (0 starts) in his five years in the majors and he is 3-0 with a 5.36 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. Rapada will likely clear waivers and it will be interesting to see if he would accept a minor league assignment if he does.
UPDATE: (7/1/2011) – Clay Rapada has cleared waivers and he has accepted a outright assignment to AAA from the Orioles.