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.
Matt Capps RP CLE Mar 18 '13
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 CLE Feb 19 '13
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 CLE Feb 18 '13
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 CLE Jan 31 '13
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 CLE Jan 13 '13
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 CLE Oct 24 '12
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.
Matt Capps RP CLE Sep 24 '12
Twins activated RHP Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list.
Capps will be back in the Twins' bullpen on Monday night, though he'll probably work in a ninth-inning committee for the remainder of the 2012 regular season. The right-hander has a 3.81 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 18/4 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings this year for Minnesota.
Matt Capps RP CLE Sep 22 '12
Matt Capps (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a 45-pitch simulated game Saturday.
Assuming he avoids setbacks, Capps will rejoin the Twins on Monday. Look for him to be used in low-leverage situations initially, before potentially being added to a committee with Glen Perkins and Jared Burton.