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Chris Capuano | Starting 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 (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

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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

Chris Capuano injured his right quad while covering first base on Wednesday.

The injury occurred in the first inning of the Yankees' spring tilt with the Red Sox. No word on the severity of the injury. GM Brian Cashman said he'll undergo an MRI on his right quad and that he could be out "a while." Capuano was considered the favorite to claim the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation. If the injury ends up being relatively serious, Adam Warren would probably be the front-runner for that fifth spot.
Mar 11 - 1:20 PM

Chad Jennings of The Journal News believes that Chris Capuano is the favorite to claim the fifth and final spot in the Yankees Opening Day rotation.

While the veteran southpaw looks like the most appealing candidate at the moment, the club has also asked Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers to report to camp ready to work as starters as well, so there will definitely be competition. From a fantasy perspective, Capuano has the ability to be a source of cheap strikeouts so long as he can remain healthy.
Feb 15 - 5:38 PM

Yankees re-signed LHP Chris Capuano to a one-year contract.

Capuano posted a 4.25 ERA in 12 starts down the stretch with New York this past season and now he projects to begin 2015 in the starting rotation. His role could change if the Yankees decide to splurge on another pitcher prior to spring training, but the veteran southpaw isn't a terrible placeholder.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees have re-signed Chris Capuano to a one-year, $5 million.

Capuano considered a move to Japan this offseason, but he's back with the Yankees as back-end rotation insurance. The 36-year-old posted a 4.25 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings over 12 starts with New York down the stretch in 2014.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:37:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Chris Capuano is close to a deal with an unidentified team.

Crasnick adds that the deal isn't with a Japanese team, which is notable given Capuano's previous comments about the possibility. The 36-year-old southpaw held a 4.35 ERA with 84 strikeouts over 97 1/3 innings for the Red Sox and Yankees this past season. He could fit as a starter or a reliever somewhere.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Chris Capuano said during an interview with MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he is considering signing a Japanese team.

This confirms reports out of Japan from earlier this month. "There's a lot of truth to it," said Capuano." It piqued my interest back in '06... we're considering it." The 36-year-old southpaw held a 4.35 ERA with 84 strikeouts over 97 1/3 innings for the Red Sox and Yankees this past season. It could be difficult for him to find a guaranteed spot in a starting rotation in MLB, so an opportunity in Japan could be more appealing.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of reports that Chris Capuano is not close to signing a contract with a Japanese team.

A report earlier Monday from Nikkan Sports in Japan stated that Capuano is in talks with two Nippon Professional Baseball clubs, but it appears he's still weighing his options. The 36-year-old held a 4.35 ERA with 84 strikeouts over 97 1/3 innings for the Red Sox and Yankees this past season.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Nikkan Sports in Japan reports that Chris Capuano is in talks with two Nippon Professional Baseball clubs.

It's not clear whether a deal is close to going down, but it appears Capuano has chosen to head overseas rather than accept what might be a minor league deal in the states. The left-hander put up a 4.35 ERA with 84 strikeouts over 97 1/3 innings for the Red Sox and Yankees this past season. He turned 36 in August.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 09:03:00 PM

Chris Capuano picked up his third victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Red Sox to one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw struck out five without issuing a walk on the evening. The only blemish on his night was an RBI single off the bat of Bryce Brentz in the second inning. Capuano concludes his season with a 4.35 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 84/34 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:38:00 PM

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