Chris Capuano P NYY 3 days ago

Capuano (quad) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Thursday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Capuano hasn't undergone much activity since suffering a quad strain early in spring training, so Thursday's session will be a significant step forward if he makes it through without incident. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that the 36-year-old is still about a month away, so he'll likely be out until mid-to-late May. Adam Warren has been filling in as the fifth starter in his absence, and with Ivan Nova slated to return toward the end of May or beginning of June, it's unclear what role Capuano will fill when healthy.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 weeks ago

Capuano (quad) was placed on the 15-day DL, MLB.com reports.

Capuano is expected to miss the month of April with the injury.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 month ago

Manager Joe Girardi indicated Thursday that Capuano (quad) is expected to miss the month of April, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Capuano was covering first base when the injury occurred, and it appears the issue is severe enough (Grade 2) to force him out at least a month. It remains to be seen who will take his spot in the rotation, but the Yankees will need to replace another starter for the beginning of the 2015 campaign.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 month ago

Capuano underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a Grade 2 strain in his right quad.

The extent of the injury means Capuano will likely begin the season on the disabled list, with no exact timetable given yet. The 36-year-old was being looked at as the leading candidate to slot in as the team's fifth starter, a spot that will likely be filled by either Adam Warren or Esmil Rogers in his absence.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 month ago

Capuano suffered a strained right quad in Wednesday's spring training game and will undergo a MRI, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.

Capuano's injury occurred while he was attempting to cover first base, and, depending on the results of the scan, it could cause him to miss an extended period of spring training. The team should provide an update on his status when the results of the MRI are available.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 month ago

Capuano exited Wednesday's game after just seven pitches, suffering a lower-body injury while attempting to cover first on a ground ball, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Capuano exited immediately following the play, but it's unclear exactly what injury he suffered. He's slated as the Yankees' fifth starter heading into the season, but an injury could change things. He should be considered day-to-day for now, but the team should release more information on his injury at some point in the near future.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 months ago

Capuano will enter spring training with a chance to earn a spot in the starting rotation.

Capuano made the start in all 12 of his appearances with the Yankees last season after serving as a long reliever with the Red Sox in the first half of 2014, and he'll be given a chance to reprise that role in the starting rotation in 2015. The club's top four pitchers appear to be set, so Capuano will likely have to compete with Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers for the fifth spot. With Ivan Nova set to return from Tommy John surgery in May or June, it could just be a temporary assignment before getting pushed back to the bullpen upon Nova's return.

Chris Capuano P NYY 4 months ago

Capuano agreed to a one-year contract with the Yankees on Tuesday.

Capuano will return to New York after making 12 starts for the Yankees last season. As things stand, he will have a chance to open the season in the starting rotation, though he could eventually be forced to secure a spot during spring training.

Chris Capuano P NYY 7 months ago

Capuano struck out five and held the Red Sox to an unearned run on four hits over 6.2 innings to earn his third win of the season.

The outing lowered his season ERA to 4.35, which has been compiled in 40 appearances with the Red Sox and Yankees. Most likely, Capuano's 2015 role will put him in the bullpen as a long reliever, where he will offer the flexibility to make spot starts if needed.

Chris Capuano P NYY 7 months ago

Capuano did not record a decision Monday against the Rays as he allowed two hits and four walks to go along with four strikeouts in six scoreless innings.

The Yankees offense was held without a run yet again to waste a solid start from Capuano. The Yankees offense has been terrible this season, so Capuano might struggle to earn wins down the stretch regardless of how he performs.