Chris Capuano P NYY 7 hours ago

New York Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano was designated for assignment Wednesday. Caupano was rocked for five runs in less than one inning in Tuesday's start, bringing his season ERA to 6.97, and he is likely to end up at the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 months ago

Capuano pitched a scoreless inning in relief in Friday's loss to the Orioles.

Capuano has actually experienced a big improvement since transitioning to the bullpen, allowing just one run in 4.1 innings with four strikeouts. The lefty still doesn't present much in the way of fantasy value though, as he appears to not be ready for higher-leverage situations and likely won't move back to the rotation anytime soon.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 months ago

Capuano has been moved to the Yankees' bullpen, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Capuano has been a disaster in three starts this season, posting a 6.39 ERA as a starter. He'll move to the pen with the Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) set to rejoin the rotation Wednesday.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 months ago

Capuano (0-3) gave up four runs (three earned), six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in Friday's loss to Oakland.

The results have not been good at all in any of Capuano's three starts with the Yankees this year, and it's highly questionable how long they'll be willing to keep him in the rotation. For now, the Yankees' dearth of options means the veteran will probably draw another start Wednesday against Seattle.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 months ago

Capuano took the loss on Sunday as he gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits over 4.1 innings against the Texas Rangers.

The lefty gave up an RBI double and a two-run home run that accounted for all of the scoring against him on the day, but was hit hard throughout and was removed in the fifth inning despite throwing 64 percent of his pitches for strikes. Capuano is now 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA through two starts and will need to start turning in better appearances if he wants to keep a spot in the rotation. His next start will come against the Athletics on Friday.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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.