Chris Capuano P NYY 5 days ago

Capuano lasted just three innings in his season debut, allowing four runs in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

It wasn't a great outing for Capuano as he struggled to get deep into the game, allowing the first four batters of the fourth inning to reach base before being replaced by Esmil Rogers. With two scheduled off days this week, Capuano will get some extra time off in between starts as he'll look to get back on track next Sunday against the Rangers.

Chris Capuano P NYY 6 days ago

Capuano (quadriceps) was officially activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday in advance of his start against the Royals.

The Yankees optioned reliever Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Capuano, who will be making his season debut for the Yankees. The 36-year-old covered 10.2 innings across his two rehab starts at Triple-A, striking out seven batters and posting a 2.53 ERA. He'll likely stick around as the Yankees' fifth starter until Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) or Chase Whitley (elbow) returns from the DL.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 week ago

Capuano (quadriceps) will come off the DL to start Sunday against the Royals, YES Network's Meredith Marakovits reports.

Capuano will effectively replace Chase Whitley (elbow) in the rotation, but the team will slot him in Sunday and move Nathan Eovaldi and Adam Warren back to Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. In his third and final rehab minor league rehab outing, Capuano tossed six innings of two-run ball with three strikeouts and zero walks for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barres (76 pitches).

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 week ago

Capuano (quad) will be activated off the DL and will likely start Wednesday against the Nationals.

Capuano worked his way up to 90 pitches in his last rehab start, and while manager Joe Girardi mentioned that he may have one more start in the minors before being activated, the injury to Chase Whitley (elbow) opened up a spot in the rotation. He pitched well in his rehab starts, but the lefty may have to succeed in the majors as well to keep his spot in the rotation once Ivan Nova (elbow) returns.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 weeks ago

Capuano (quad) is slated to throw 90 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Capuano has already been stretched out to 75 pitches in his previous start, so it appears this could be his final rehab game before rejoining the big league rotation. Manager Joe Girardi indicated the team would check how Capuano feels after the start, but barring any issues, it looks as though his next start after Tuesday will come in the majors.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 weeks ago

Capuano (quad) is scheduled to throw five innings or 75 pitches with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, and may only need one more start after that before being activated, the NY Post reports.

Capuano began his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa, tossing four scoreless innings with four strikeouts and will now ramp up the workload. If all goes well in Thursday's start as well as his next one after that, it appears Capuano could be on track to rejoin the big league club at some point in mid-May.

Chris Capuano P NYY 3 weeks ago

Capuano (quad) will start a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Saturday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Capuano has been throwing in extended spring games and is slated to throw four innings or 60 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that the lefty may only need three minor league rehab starts before rejoining the big league club, so it's possible Capuano can return mid-to-late May and slot into the open rotation spot created by the injury to Masahiro Tanaka.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 month ago

Capuano (quad) is scheduled to throw two innings in an extended spring game Wednesday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Capuano began throwing live batting practice sessions last week and has been able to get through those without incident. The lefty remains at least a few weeks out from a return to the major league roster, but a rehab assignment could be the next step depending on how he feels after pitching Wednesday.

Chris Capuano P NYY 1 month 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 months 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.