Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Cleveland Indians have released right-handed relief pitcher Matt Capps from his minor league contract. The Indians signed Capps on January 31st to help fill out and bolster an already loaded bullpen. Capps had been an effective reliever in the past, starting his career off with the PIttsburgh Pirates. From 2005-2009 with the Pirates, he woked his way into the closer role, upping his save total from 0 in four games in 2005, to one save in 85 games in 2006, to 18 saves in 76 appearances in 2007, to 21 saves in 49 games in 2008, to 27 saves in 49 appearances in 2008. His best season game in 2010, after signing as a free agent with the Washington Nationals. In 47 games, he saved 26 games. He was then traded to the Minnesota Twins, where he saved 16 more, for 42 total. He would play two more seasons with the Twins, hopping in and out of the closer role, initially with Joe Nathan. The Indians announced on March 18th that Capps would not start the regular season with the m...
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