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Chris Capuano | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Duke
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Rockies signed LHP Chris Capuano to a minor league contract.
It's a good fit, as the Rockies are desperate for rotation depth and Capuano is better than what he showed in Boston, when he put up a 4.55 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 31 2/3 relief innings. He'll need to stretch out after pitching exclusively out of the bullpen with the Red Sox but should rejoin the Rockies' rotation sometime after the All-Star break. Jul 4 - 8:49 AM

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Red Sox released LHP Chris Capuano.

Not surprisingly, Capuano cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week. The 35-year-old had a 4.55 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 31 2/3 innings of relief with Boston this season. It shouldn't be long before he finds a new home elsewhere.
Jul 1 - 2:06 PM

Red Sox designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment.

Capuano had a 4.55 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 31 2/3 innings of relief, and after a five-run outing his last time out the Red Sox finally decided they'd seen enough. He may catch on somewhere else on a minor league deal, but it appears to be getting to the end of the road for the 35-year-old.
Jun 25 - 6:29 PM

Chris Capuano pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for a relief victory Wednesday against the White Sox.

Capuano has been a revelation in relief for the Red Sox, throwing nine scoreless innings in the team's first 15 games. Given his injury history, we'll see if he can keep it up. He has to be in line for a couple of days off after the long outing tonight.
Apr 17 - 1:47 AM

Making his spring debut, Chris Capuano yielded two runs in two innings Wednesday in his start against the Cardinals.

A Xavier Scruggs homers did the damage. Capuano projects as the swingman on the Red Sox staff; he's expected to be in the pen initially, but he could step into the rotation as soon as a starter is needed.
Mar 5 - 4:53 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Chris Capuano to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Capuano passed his physical on Saturday morning making the deal official. He'll compete for the final spot in the Red Sox rotation this spring, but will likely end up as the long-man out of the bullpen. He's only relevant in mixed leagues if he's in the Opening Day rotation.
Feb 22 - 11:50 AM

Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston reports that Chris Capuano has arrived at Red Sox camp and will undergo his physical on Saturday.

If all goes well and the deal becomes official, he'll throw his first bullpen session with his new squad on Sunday. He'd make for an interesting late-round flyer in mixed league drafts if he earns the final spot in the Red Sox rotation, but the most likely scenario has him winding up as the long man in the bullpen.
Feb 22 - 10:56 AM

Ron Chimelis of the Springfield Republican reports that the Red Sox have signed left-hander Chris Capuano.

It's a one-year, $2.25 million deal, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Capuano drew surprisingly little interest this winter despite dominant career numbers against left-handed hitters and the ability to both start and relieve. The Red Sox will let him compete for their fifth rotation spot this spring but will likely use him as a swingman (moving between the bullpen and rotation) once the regular season begins. Capuano, 35, boasts a solid 3.91 ERA and 1.286 WHIP in his last 304 major league innings.
Feb 20 - 2:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have made "progress" with free agent Chris Capuano.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe adds that a deal is "likely." Boston is viewing the veteran left-hander as a potential swingman who would work primarily in relief but could also step in for some spot starts. Capuano, 35, posted a 3.91 ERA and 1.286 WHIP in 304 innings during his two-year run (2012-2013) with the Dodgers. He has held left-handed batters to a .231/.288/.331 slash line in his nine-year major league career. The Mariners are also known to have interest.
Feb 20 - 12:21 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are "talking" to Chris Capuano.

Boston is looking to replenish some rotation depth after Ryan Dempster decided not to pitch this season, and Capuano would be a nice fit. The left-hander could possibly slide in at the end of the rotation or be used in a swingman role. Capuano, who was born in Massachusetts, has been seeking a two-year deal this winter.
Feb 18 - 7:27 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners are in talks with free agent left-hander Chris Capuano.

Capuano has been seeking a two-year deal and Heyman hears that there may be a difference of opinion on the price, but talks are ongoing. The White Sox, Marlins, and Dodgers have also been linked to the veteran left-hander in recent days.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 18 - 8:33 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox, Marlins, Dodgers and Mariners are among the teams interested in free agent left-hander Chris Capuano.

One of the reasons that the veteran southpaw hasn't reached a deal yet is that his asking price is reportedly still very high. If he can land a rotation spot someplace, he has enough ability to be mixed-league worthy.
Feb 15 - 1:09 PM

The Orioles are talking with Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano, a source tells Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

The O's have been in talks with numerous free agent pitchers this offseason, and it appears they've turned their attention to southpaws in Capuano and Saunders. Capuano, 35, had a 4.26 ERA in 105 2/3 innings with the Dodgers last season, and he recently lowered his asking price from two years to looking for a one-year deal. The Orioles are likely to add at least one more starter before Opening Day.
Feb 8 - 10:20 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Chris Capuano has lowered his asking price from two years to one year.

Capuano has managed to stay relatively healthy over the last three seasons (though he did make a couple trips to the DL last year), but it's not a surprise that he wasn't able to find someone willing to give him a multi-year deal. The left-hander posted a 4.26 ERA and 81/24 K/BB ratio in 105 2/3 innings last season with the Dodgers.
Jan 31 - 11:22 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that free agent left-hander Chris Capuano is looking for a two-year contract.

Capuano hasn't found a taker yet, but he's willing to wait for the right situation to develop. The 35-year-old left-hander posted a 4.26 ERA and 81/24 K/BB ratio in 105 2/3 innings last season with the Dodgers.
Jan 6 - 4:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Kyle Parker
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Eddie Butler
8Tyler Matzek
9Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Chad Bettis
9Brooks Brown