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MATT CAPPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves sign Veras, Capps to join bullpen battle in spring

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have signed two more veteran right-handed relievers to minor league deals, giving Jose Veras and Matt Capps a chance to audition for bullpen jobs in spring training. The 34-year-old Veras combined for 21 saves with Houston and Detroit in 2013. But he lasted only 12 games with the Chicago Cubs last season before being released. He finished in Houston...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves sign Matt Capps and Jose Veras to minor league deals

The Atlanta Braves have added a pair of veteran arms on minor league contracts. Both Matt Capps and Jose Veras will receive an invitation to spring training with the Braves after reaching deals on Tuesday. Capps, a former closer with the Pirates, has been out of the big leagues since 2012 as he has dealt with shoulder issues. He has to be seen as a longshot to contribute to the...
Via Tireball.com
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Braves add reliever Matt Capps on minor-league deal

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves signed relief pitcher Matt Capps to a minor-league deal on Tuesday, according to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 31-year-old Capps hasn't pitched in a major-league game since 2012 due to ongoing issues with his shoulder. He had surgery in 2013 to repair a tendon that runs behind the shoulder blade, and then strained his shoulder trying...
Via Fox Sports South
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves ink former All-Star Matt Capps to minor league deal

The Atlanta Braves have managed to get the name of eight year veteran Matt Capps circulating around major league baseball once again. The closer hasn’t seen big league play since 2012, his third and final year with the Minnesota Twins. The 2010 All-Star has since been struggling with shoulder issues at the minor league level. The veteran spent his time in the Indians organization...
Via Baseball Essential
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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