Matt Capps RP ATL 10 months ago

Capps re-signed with the Braves on a minor-league contract Monday, reports.

Capps probably won't be one of the top choices when the Braves need another reliever, given that he didn't make it through the first round of cuts in spring training. After losing his last two seasons to shoulder injuries, the veteran right-hander faces a tough journey back to the big leagues.

Matt Capps RP ATL 11 months ago

Capps was re-assigned to minor league camp on Monday.

Capps was part of the first cuts in big league camp Monday, and he will now serve as organizational bullpen depth.

Matt Capps RP ATL 12 months ago

Capps has signed a minor league contract with the Braves that includes an invite to spring training, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.The Braves will bring Capps to camp to see if there's anything left in his right arm, after shoulder issues cost him virtually all of the last two seasons (10 minor league appearances). Capps, who has 138 career saves in the majors, is the third former closer brought in by Atlanta this offseason, along with Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli.

Matt Capps RP ATL 2 years ago

Matt Capps has been shut down in extended spring training due to a shoulder issue.

Capps signed a minor league deal with the Indians over the winter and has been bothered by a shoulder strain since early February. It's unclear when he'll attempt to throw again, but he's unlikely to make a major contribution this year.

Matt Capps RP ATL 2 years ago

Matt Capps (shoulder) is at least a week away from resuming a throwing program.

Capps is nursing a shoulder strain and has been limited to range-of-motion activities. The non-roster invitee is hoping to pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid- to late-March.

Matt Capps RP ATL 2 years ago

Matt Capps (shoulder) is currently limited to range-of-motion activities.

Capps is dealing with a shoulder strain but said Monday that he's felt better each day since suffering the injury on February 17. The non-roster invitee aiming to pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid- to late-March.

Matt Capps RP ATL 2 years ago

An MRI has revealed that Matt Capps' shoulder strain is not related to last year's injury that required surgery.

Capps had a procedure last June to secure a biceps tendon in the joint, while his recent injury involves a muscle that runs behind the shoulder blade. "It's frustrating, because I was feeling really good," Capps said. "But I think the nature of the beast with a shoulder surgery, there's usually a speed bump or two. Hopefully, this is my one." Capps thinks he could pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid- to late-March, but he's obviously not going to crack the Opening Day roster.

Matt Capps RP ATL 2 years ago

Matt Capps suffered a shoulder strain during a long-toss session this week in Indians camp.

Capps will be shut down for at least two weeks and is now questionable for the start of the regular season. The former Pirates, Nationals, and Twins closer signed a minor league contract with the Indians this winter and was hoping to compete for a middle relief job.

Matt Capps RP ATL 2 years ago

Indians re-signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The former big league closer will try to revitalize his career with the Tribe after a lost 2012. Capps, 30, owns a 3.52 career ERA in 439 2/3 major league innings.

Matt Capps RP ATL 3 years ago

Indians reassigned RHPs Matt Capps, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jerry Gil, C Omir Santos, SS Luis Hernandez, and RF Matt Carson to minor league camp.

Capps was re-signed to new deal after not making the Indians' 25-man roster. Matsuzaka will open the season as a starter with Triple-A Columbus.