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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

MLB News: Indians sign Mike Zagurski to minor league deal

Lefty reliever Mike Zagurski signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. The team confirmed the deal this morning, as shared on Twitter. Zagurski, 30, pitched for the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Athletics organizations during the 2013 season. He has struggled in limited time in the majors throughout his career, posting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians re-sign Matt Capps to a minor league contract

According to a team release, the Cleveland Indians have re-signed relief pitcher Matt Capps. Capps, 30, did not pitch in the major leagues in 2013. He spent the entire season at AAA Columbus and, due to a shoulder injury, was only able to pitch seven innings all year. Capps has had some effective seasons at the Major League level. In 2010, he was named to the NL All Star team en...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

IBI Digest: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13

This week, the Tribe officially opened for business this offseason by re-signing veteran reliever Matt Capps to another minor league deal with an invite to spring training. It's not quite as exciting as the Nick Swisher or Michael Bourn signings, but it's a start. In addition, the offseason leagues in Arizona, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela are now all in full...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 19, 2013  |  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...
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

MLB News: Daisuke Matsuzaka returns from Columbus DL

In the offseason, the Cleveland Indians made a handful of small spring training invites to retread pitchers: lefty Scott Kazmir, righty reliever Matt Capps and, most newsworthy, former Boston starter Daisuke Matsuzaka. While Kazmir has been mediocre to the tune of a 5.33 ERA in 10 outings as the MLB team’s No. 5 starter, both Capps and Matsuzaka have been on the Triple-A Columbus...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians send Matsuzaka and Capps to Triple-A

The Cleveland Indians reassigned a number of players on Sunday including pitchers Matt Capps and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Both players were told in mid-March that they would not appear on the Opening Day roster for the Indians. Both have re-signed deals that will allow them to start the year at Triple-A playing for Columbus. Capps dealt with shoulder problems to start spring training and...
Via Tireball.com
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game #32: A's 7, Indians 6

The Indians made a couple more moves prior to Tuesday’s game, more or less finishing off some unfinished business over the weekend. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps were both re-signed after being released in recent days. The Indians did this to avoid paying the two a $100,000 retention bonus. Obviously, the players  wouldn’t have  signed the deal if there wasn’t a mutual...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Matt Capps stay with Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps are staying with the Cleveland Indians. The pair agreed to minor league contracts on Tuesday after being released from their previous deals with Cleveland. The Indians used the moves to get around the provision in baseball's labor contract that requires a 100,000 retention bonus if a player is not released by Tuesday or...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians re-sign Matsuzaka, Capps to minor league deals

The Cleveland Indians have formally agreed to terms with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka and relief pitcher Matt Capps. The terms of the deal were unannounced, but both deals were of the minor league variety and both players will report to Triple-A Columbus after the close of big league camp. Per Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, it appears that — despite the luxury...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians re-sign Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps to minor league deals

The Cleveland Indians have just announced that Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps have both re-signed with the Cleveland Indians. Both players will remain with the Indians in the major league camp until Saturday. The moves were expected, with the Indians releasing the two players to avoid paying them both a $100,000 retention bonus. I'm not quite sure why the two wouldn'...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Matsuzaka to accept minor league assignment

Yesterday came word that the Indians had informed Matt Capps and Daisuke Matsuzaka that they would not be making the opening day roster. Now, Paul Hoynes is reporting that Dice-K will accept his role in the minors for the Indians- “I have told the Indians that my intentions are to stay in the organization,” said Matsuzaka, 32. Matsuzaka said he came to that decision based on...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Matsuzaka, Capps will not make Indians’ Opening Day roster

The Cleveland Indians have informed starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka and relief pitcher Matt Capps that neither will make the team’s 25-man Opening Day roster. Per reports from Goodyear, Arizona, the team desires to keep both players within the system, but would have to do so via retention bonuses if they were willing to report to Columbus and play with the Triple-A affiliate...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The NRIs: Minor moves could have major impact

The Indians have always been known to bring a lot of minor league free agents into Spring Training, but there's a different vibe surrounding this year's crop. With names like Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps, the quality of this year's signings seems well above the ones seen in previous seasons. The IBI's Michael Goodman touches on how this year's signings may...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor moves could have major impact

The Indians have always been known to bring a lot of minor league free agents into Spring Training, but there's a different vibe surrounding this year's crop. With names like Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps, the quality of this year's signings seems well above the ones seen in previous seasons. The IBI's Michael Goodman touches on how this year's signings may...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians sign former All-Star Capps

The Indians have signed free-agent reliever Matt Capps to a minor league contract. Capps' deal, announced Thursday, includes a non-roster invitation to spring training. The 29-year-old right-hander has 138 career saves in 444 appearances for Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota. He opened last season closing for the Twins and had 14 saves in his first 15 chances, but was slowed...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 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

Indians sign Capps to minor-league deal

Right-hander Matt Capps, who was sidelined by a shoulder injury last season, signed to a minor-league contract by the Cleveland Indians with a non-roster invitation to the major-league camp, the team announced Thursday. Capps started last season as the Minnesota Twins closer before he suffered shoulder inflammation in the last half of the season. He saved 14 of 15 games. Overall...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians sign RHP Matt Capps

The Indians have signed free agent pitcher Matt Capps to a minor-league contract. Capps' deal includes a non-roster invitation to spring training camp. The 29-year-old has 138 career saves in 444 appearances for Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota. He opened last season closing for the Twins and had 14 saves in his first 15 chances. But Capps was slowed by shoulder inflammation...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Cleveland Indians sign reliever Matt Capps

The Cleveland Indians have potentially added to their already strong bullpen by signing relief pitcher Matt Capps to a minor league contract. Capps, 29, onws an eight-year career record of 29-33 with 138 saves. He has spent time in Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota, being named to the 2010 National League All-Star team in a season where he posted a career-best 42 saves and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians sign right-hander Matt Capps to minor league deal

On Thursday afternoon the Cleveland Indians announced that they have signed free agent right-handed reliever Matt Capps to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. He missed most of the second half of last season with a right shoulder injury and will look to rebuild his value this spring with the Indians.
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians sign RHP Matt Capps

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed free agent pitcher Matt Capps to a minor-league contract. Capps' deal includes a non-roster invitation to spring training camp. The 29-year-old has 138 career saves in 444 appearances for Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota. He opened last season closing for the Twins and had 14 saves in his first 15 chances. But Capps was slowed by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins considering Capps, trying to re-sign Kearns

The Miami Marlins have made headlines this offseason for trades, in which they gutted their team. Miami is currently trying to add a few veteran players to their roster. According to the Miami Herald the Marlins and outfielder Austin Kearns are close to an agreement for the 2013 season. Kearns appeared in 87 games for the Marlins last season compiling a .245/.366/.367 line with four...
Via Tireball.com
January 13, 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
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