Matt Capps RP ATL Jan 09 '79
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 ATL Jan 04 '79
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 ATL Jan 03 '79
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 ATL Dec 31 '78
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.
Matt Capps RP ATL Dec 27 '78
Matt Capps will not make the Indians' 25-man roster.
The Indians gave Capps that news on Monday afternoon. He can either go to Triple-A or head back into free agency.
Matt Capps RP ATL Dec 01 '78
Matt Capps (shoulder) hopes to begin pitching in Cactus League games in two weeks.
Capps is on a more gradual throwing program than the other Indians' pitchers this spring due to last season's shoulder issues. "I know when I'm healthy, I'll take my chances with anybody," said Capps. "If I'm healthy in two weeks, and I can go out and physically compete, I think everything will work out pretty well." Capps is trying earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen as a non-roster invitee, which he should be able to do as long as he's healthy.
Matt Capps RP ATL Nov 30 '78
Matt Capps is on a more gradual throwing program than the other Indians' pitchers this spring.
Capps dealt with shoulder issues last season and has been throwing bullpen sessions every third day rather than every other day. The right-hander is trying to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen as a non-roster invitee.
Matt Capps RP ATL Nov 11 '78
Indians signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Capps earned $4.5 million with the Twins last season while posting a 3.68 ERA and 18/4 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old was limited to just three appearances after the All-Star break due to shoulder issues, but he should have a good chance to win a bullpen spot if he's healthy.
Matt Capps RP ATL Oct 24 '78
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "are among several teams in talks" with Matt Capps.
The Marlins' bullpen is woefully thin, and Capps would also provide some insurance for relatively green closer Steve Cishek. The veteran right-hander held a 3.68 ERA and 1.09 WHIP for the Twins in 2012 but was limited to just 30 appearance due to shoulder trouble.
Matt Capps RP ATL Aug 04 '78
The Twins have declined the $6 million club option on Matt Capps' contract for 2013.
He'll receive a $250,000 buyout and will hit free agency this winter. Capps was limited to just 30 appearances this season due to a rotator cuff injury, posting a 3.68 ERA, 14 saves and 18/4 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings.