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Post-season Q&A with Clay Rapada

Clay Rapada

A 0.82 ERA and 21 saves in 33 appearances was enough to get left-hander Clay Rapada promoted from Double-A West Tenn to Triple-A Iowa in late June. With the I-Cubs, the left-hander posted a solid 3.04 ERA in 28 appearances, all the while battling a fingernail injury.

Q: First, what can you tell us about the ascension from Double-A to Triple-A? A: I basically just tried to get my feet wet and gain the most experience at that level from the older guys. I had a tough time in the beginning, trying to do too much instead of just letting my stuff do its own thing. My last outing in Double-A, I had a fingernail incident where I lost like a third of the nail. I...

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