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Chris Capuano | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Duke
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Chris Capuano earned his first win as a Yankee after giving up three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays.
It was his first win in seven starts with Yankees. He trailed 1-0 through six innings, but hung around just long enough to get a lead. The veteran southpaw allowed eight hits and one walk while striking out four batters. He now owns a 4.21 ERA and 37/7 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings with New York. Aug 29 - 11:56 PM

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Despite striking out seven, Chris Capuano gave up four runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

Capuano is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts since joining the Yankees. It should be enough to keep him in the rotation for now, with Michael Pineda likely taking Esmil Rogers' place, but the Yankees will still probably want to replace him at some point.
Aug 11 - 11:00 PM

Chris Capuano was excellent on Wednesday against the Tigers, even out-performing Justin Verlander, but took a no-decision despite allowing only one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings.

The only run crossed the plate in the first following Derek Jeter's misplay on a Rajai Davis grounder to begin the game. The lefty limited the Tigers to five hits and a walk while punching out eight. Capuano has been solid in three starts since joining the rotation in late July, allowing seven runs (six earned) overall with a 17/4 K/BB ratio in 19 innings. He'll open up a road series against the Orioles on Monday.
Aug 6 - 10:24 PM

Chris Capuano allowed four earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox.

The Red Sox were knocking Capuano around in the early goings. In the third inning, Brock Holt tripled, Dustin Pedroia doubled and David Ortiz singled. All they were missing for the team cycle was the home run. It wasn't the best start, but Capuano will try to bounce back against Detroit in his next start. On a slightly more positive note than the four runs allowed, he struck out five without walking a batter.
Aug 1 - 11:21 PM

Chris Capuano pitched well in his Yankees debut on Saturday, surrendering a pair of runs on five hits over six innings in a no-decision.

The veteran left-hander punched out four on the afternoon while walking four. All of the damage against him came in the fifth inning where Melky Cabrera delivered an RBI double and scored on a sacrifice fly. His flyball tendencies won’t play well in his new home park, but he should be able to generate fantasy value with his ability to miss bats. He’ll take on the Red Sox in Boston on Friday.
Jul 26 - 4:30 PM

Chris Capuano will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Shane Greene has been pushed back to Sunday, while Chase Whitley will head to the bullpen. Capuano posted a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season but held a 2.79 mark in four minor league starts and struck out 11 batters in his last outing. He could be a decent stop-gap open in the Yankees' rotation.
Jul 25 - 4:03 PM

Yankees acquired LHP Chris Capuano from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.

It's great news for Capuano, who was recently passed over for a promotion. He should get a chance to start in New York given all the injuries to the Yankees' rotation. The left-hander holds a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances in the majors this season but put up a 2.79 mark in four minor league starts. He's worth a shot in AL-only leagues, but Capuano is a flyball pitcher that will now be in a park that surrenders a lot of homers.
Jul 24 - 6:16 PM

The Rockies could call up Chris Capuano from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start on Tuesday against the Nationals.

The Rox have decided to give Eddie Butler more time in the minors, so Capuano and Yohan Flande are looking like the main options for Tuesday. Signed to a minor league contract earlier this month following his release from the Red Sox, Capuano has put up a 2.93 ERA over 12 1/3 innings in the minors as he stretches out to start again. He went 4 2/3 frames in his latest outing, so he obviously wouldn't have the stamina yet to pitch too deep into Tuesday's game.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 20 - 8:33 AM

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

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

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C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley