Indians' Matt Capps out two weeks with shoulder strain

The Cleveland Indians entered Spring Training with 23 pitchers on their 40-man roster, plus some non-roster invitees.  Although the Indians won 92 games, there are still spots to compete for in the bullpen. One pitcher hoping to come back from surgery and claim a spot in the bullpen is veteran Matt Capps. He'll have to wait a few more weeks before trying to impress the Indians...
Via MLB Injury News
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians bringing back RP Matt Capps

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has re-signed RHP Matt Capps to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. Capps, 30, was signed by Cleveland last January 31 but was relegated to 7 spring training and 6 regular season relief appearances (AAA Columbus) before undergoing season-ending right shoulder surgery on June 5. Capps...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians resign Matt Capps to minor league deal

On Thursday afternoon the Cleveland Indians announced that they have re-signed right-handed releiver Matt Capps to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp. Capps, 30, was signed by the Indians on January 31st and was in the mix for an opening day bullpen spot before the Indians assigned him to Triple-A Columbus to start the season...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians Sign R.H.P. Matt Capps To Minor League Deal, Why?

The Cleveland Indians must be hoping they found a guy that can get them some more saves coming out of the Bull Pen, they reached out to Matt Capps with a minor league deal that will at the very least get him a trip to spring training. Capps hasn’t pitched since June 15th and sat out the rest of the season with shoulder soreness. That doesn’t sound good and maybe he won’t make...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Decline $6 Million Option on Matt Capps And The Phillies Need Bullpen Help

This afternoon, the Minnesota Twins declined the $6 million club-option for right-handed relief pitcher Matt Capps (2012: 1-4, 3.68 ERA).  Capps spent time on the DL twice this season due to right shoulder inflammation while recording 14 saves in 15 opportunities in 30 games in 2012. Over his eight-year career, Capps has recorded 138 career saves. His career best season was in...
Via Philliedelphia
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Capps may begin throwing again soon

MINNEAPOLIS Twins closer Matt Capps hasn't pitched since July 16 due to irritation in his right rotator cuff, but he could start throwing again Wednesday. Capps is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday, and if all goes well, he'll pick up a ball again a few days later. Capps is currently on the DL for the second time this year, as he also missed time at the end of June and...
Via Fox Sports North
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins place closer Capps on the disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. To take Capps' spot on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled left-hander Tyler Robertson from Triple-A Rochester. Capps has appeared in 27 games and has 14 saves this season. With Capps on the DL, Minnesota will use left-hander Glen Perkins and right...
Via Fox Sports North
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Capps' redemption comes day after blown save

MINNEAPOLIS Some closers have to wait several days before getting a chance to redeem themselves after a blown save. Matt Capps had to wait just 24 hours. One day after blowing his first save of the year Sunday in a loss to Detroit, Capps bounced back by picking up the save Monday in Minnesota's 5-4 come-from-behind win over the visiting Oakland Athletics. On Sunday, Capps...
Via Fox Sports North
May 28, 2012  |  1 Comment

Capps regaining form after rough 2011

Twins closer Matt Capps' best pitch this season is one he didn't throw until two months ago. Capps, in his third year with Minnesota, developed a split-finger fastball during spring training. The pitch looks like a fastball as it approaches the plate but dives off at the end. His use of it began as a suggestion from former Twins closer Eddie Guardado, who was serving as...
Via Fox Sports North
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Gardy: 'We'll take our chances with (Capps)'

MINNEAPOLIS Matt Capps heard the boos. How could he not? He heard them on more than one occasion, raining down on him from the Minnesota Twins faithful at Target Field. With closer Joe Nathan still recovering from 2010 Tommy John surgery, Capps was occasionally inserted into the ninth-inning role for Minnesota early in the 2011 season. But Capps struggled mightily. In a span of...
Via Fox Sports North
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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