Despite the fact that he is coming off a shoulder injury, there are several teams interested in former Minnesota Twins pitcher Matt Capps. Included among teams interested are the Miami Marlins. Capps became a free agent when the Twins declined his $6 million club option this offseason.
Capps looked like he could be a solid closer for the Twins, but he was derailed by injury. He suffered a rotator cuff injury in 2012 leading to concerns that he may not be worth his club option. Now, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are showing interest. It is not clear what role the Marlins envision for Capps, but with their closer situation last season, it is possible the team could sign Capps and try him as their ninth-inning guy.
The good thing going for Capps is the fact that he did not have to undergo shoulder surgery. He should be ready for the 2013 season, but his injury certainly limited him in 2012. The 29-year old pitched in just 29 1/3 innings while posting a 3.68 ERA. He finished with 12 saves.
In his career, Capps has pitched for three different teams over eight seasons - the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Washington Nationals, and the Twins. He has 138 career saves and a 3.53 career ERA. Last season, Capps made $4.5 million, but the Twins did not think he was worth $6 million in 2013. It's not likely that he will get $6 million as a free agent either.
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