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MATT CAPPS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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

Indians add former All-Star reliever Matt Capps

The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran reliever Matt Capps to a minor league deal. Capps pitched well in the first half of the 2012 season but missed almost the entire second half while dealing with shoulder issues. By signing Capps to a minor league deal the Indians have little-to-no financial concerns should the 29-year-old prove to be unhealthy when the season starts. Should...
Via Tireball.com
January 31, 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

Twins' closer Capps not getting excited by great start

Matt Capps converted his seventh save in as many opportunities in Minnesota's 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, but he's not beating his chest. At one point during a 99-loss 2011, he was booed off Target Field in four consecutive games, so he knows things can change. "Go look at my numbers at this point last year; they were pretty good," Capps...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 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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