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Tigers Prospect Profile: Clay Rapada

Rapada should challenge for a bullpen slot in '08.

To complete the Craig Monroe trade, the Tigers received left-handed reliever Clay Rapada. Will his funky delivery and solid fastball-slider combo make him a fixture in Detroit's bullpen? Check inside to get the goods on Clay.

Clay Rapada Position: Left-handed Pitcher Height: 6-5 Weight: 180 Born: 3/9/1981 Bats: Right Throws: Left Background Rapada is one of those nice stories in baseball; an undrafted free agent signing that worked his way slowly through the minor leagues to be on the verge of a big league job. After one non-descript season at Virginia State University, Rapada signed with the Chicago Cubs in...

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