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Chris Capuano | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Duke
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Capuano will start on Tuesday against the Rangers.
It will presumably just be a spot start. Capuano holds a 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 15 appearances -- three starts -- this season and allowed four runs over an inning of work in his last game. Jul 27 - 11:39 PM

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Chris Capuano has been demoted to the Yankees' bullpen.

Capuano has been out-pitched by Adam Warren, so he'll be used in relief now with Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) set to rejoin the rotation. The veteran lefty holds a 6.39 ERA over three starts this season.
Jun 1 - 6:52 PM

Chris Capuano allowed two runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in a losing effort against the Rangers on Sunday night.

The veteran southpaw racked up four strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. He needed 84 pitches go get 13 outs, and departed with two men on and one out in the fifth. He has struggled since returning from the disabled list, posting a 7.36 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 8/2 K/BB ratio through 7 1/3 innings in his first two starts. He'll hope for better results when he does battle against the Athletics in Oakland on Friday.
May 24 - 11:34 PM

Chris Capuano couldn't make it out of the fourth inning in his first start of the season, allowing four runs over three innings against the Royals on Sunday.

Making his first start of the season after recovering from a spring quad injury, Capuano was understandably rusty. He struck out four and walked two in the contest, but ran into trouble to start the fourth inning, when he walked the first two batters before allowing back-to-back RBI singles by Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez. Both runners would score after Capuano exited the game. Perez also dinged him for a solo home run in the second inning. It might take a start or two for Capuano to shake off the rust, but he holds value in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed leagues, as he posted a 4.25 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings (12 starts) for the Yankees last season. He'll get his first home start of the season when he takes on the Rangers later this week.
May 17 - 5:18 PM

Yankees activated LHP Chris Capuano from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll make his season debut on Sunday against the Royals after missing the first handful of weeks of the season with a quad injury. Capuano should remain in the rotation as long as he performs and is worth a look in deeper formats.
May 17 - 11:37 AM

Chris Capuano will start for the Yankees on Sunday against the Royals.

There had been speculation that with two off-days next week that the Yankees could let Capuano make one more minor league rehab start before taking the place of the injured Chase Whitley in the Yankees rotation, but it looks as though he's good to go. As long as he's healthy, Capuano is certainly worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
May 16 - 8:49 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed Thursday that Chris Capuano will take the spot of the injured Chase Whitley in the Yankees' rotation.

Chase Whitley had to leave his start on Thursday with an elbow injury, and though more won't be known until after his MRI on Friday, it sounds as though he'll need a lengthy stint on the disabled list. Capuano has proven to be mixed league relevant in the past with his ability to miss bats, and could be a worthwhile waiver addition as long as he can remain healthy.
May 14 - 10:21 PM

Chris Capuano (quad) is likely to rejoin the Yankees' rotation after making one more rehab start.

Capuano has allowed just one earned run while striking out eight over 8 2/3 rehab innings. He'll get up to 90 pitches in his next outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being re-evaluated. General manager Brian Cashman indicated that Capuano will join the Yanks' rotation after a final rehab start next week. "We’ll deal with that when I have an option," Cashman said. "I know when I signed him, I signed him to be a part of our rotation. That was the intent." Chase Whitley has out-pitched Adam Warren, so it's possible the latter could lose his rotation spot when Capuano is ready.
May 8 - 9:36 AM

Chris Capuano (quad) will make his second minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Capuano struck out four over four scoreless innings in his first rehab start with High-A Tampa last Saturday. The veteran southpaw suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right quad during spring training, but should be ready to join the Yankees later this month.
May 7 - 4:29 PM

Chris Capuano (quad) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Saturday.

He'll go four innings and/or 60 pitches. It's not clear how many rehab starts Capuano will make, but he shouldn't need more than a couple after Saturday's outing. He'll rejoin the Yankees' rotation later this month.
May 1 - 5:32 PM

Chris Capuano (quad) will throw two innings in an extended spring training game on Wednesday.

It's not clear what the next step is after that, but Capuano is nearing a rehab assignment. He could challenge Adam Warren for the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation once he's ready to go.
Apr 22 - 9:30 AM

Chris Capuano (quad) will throw a 45-pitch live batting practice session on Sunday.

It's not clear what the plan is for Capuano after that, but he might be ready to begin a rehab assignment. The left-hander could challenge Adam Warren for the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation once he's deemed ready.
Apr 19 - 10:07 AM

Yankees placed LHP Chris Capuano on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 27, with a right quad strain.

Capuano has a Grade 2 quad strain. He recently underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection to try to speed his recovery, but he's likely out until at least May. Adam Warren will replace Capuano in the rotation.
Apr 4 - 6:19 PM

Chris Capuano was given a platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday for his strained right quad.

The injection should help, but it's a Grade 2 quad strain and Capuano is likely to miss the first month of the regular season. The veteran left-hander suffered the injury Wednesday while hustling to cover first base in a Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox. Adam Warren looks to be the favorite for the Yankees' fifth rotation spot.
Mar 12 - 3:03 PM

Chris Capuano has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps muscle.

It's a safe guess that he will open the regular season on the 15-day disabled list. Capuano suffered the injury in the first inning of his Grapefruit League start Wednesday against the Red Sox -- he was hustling over to cover first base on a Brock Holt grounder when he pulled up lame. Adam Warren is now probably the favorite for the final spot in the Yankees' season-opening starting rotation.
Mar 11 - 5:12 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
3Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Chris Capuano
7Nick Goody
8Sergio Santos