Rangers place Rapada on release waivers

Published Jan. 14, 2011 4:27 p.m. EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have put left-hander Clay Rapada on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

The Rangers' move Friday came after Rapada was designated for assignment Jan. 3 to clear room on the 40-man roster for pitchers Brandon Webb and Arthur Rhodes.

The 29-year-old Rapada made 13 relief appearances in September for the AL champion Rangers, and pitched three times in the AL championship series.

Rapada had a 1.82 ERA in 50 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Updated January 14, 2011