Matt Capps RP CLE 3 Months

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 CLE 6 Months

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 CLE 6 Months

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 CLE 6 Months

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 CLE 6 Months

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 CLE 11 Months

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 CLE Mar 31 '13

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.

Matt Capps RP CLE Mar 26 '13

Indians re-signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract.

Capps was released by the Indians on Monday, but the two sides were quickly able to reach a new agreement. The 29-year-old right-hander has allowed two earned runs in six innings this spring and figures to surface in Cleveland's bullpen if he can stay healthy.

Matt Capps RP CLE Mar 25 '13

Indians released RHP Matt Capps.

The Indians are hoping to retain Capps on a minor league contract. The 29-year-old right-hander allowed two earned runs and five hits in six innings this spring.

Matt Capps RP CLE Mar 22 '13

Indians manager Terry Francona said Friday that Matt Capps is still weighing his options after being informed that he would not make the Indians' Opening Day roster.

Francona informed Capps of the news a few days ago, and he now has the option to accept an assignment to Triple-A, or hit the free agent market and look for a better opportunity elsewhere. Regardless of his decision, he doesn't hold any fantasy appeal for the upcoming season.