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Chris Capuano | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Duke
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Chris Capuano from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Capuano has been pushed off and then added back to the Yankees' 40-man roster several different times over the last five weeks. The veteran left-hander owns a 7.71 ERA in 35 innings this season at the major league level. Sep 7 - 11:10 AM

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Yankees sent LHP Chris Capuano outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The merry-go-round for Capuano continues. He has the opportunity to declare free agency if he wants.
Aug 28 - 5:46 PM

Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment

They needed to reinforce the bullpen after Capuano allowed six runs over two innings Tuesday. It's the fourth time he's been designated for assignment this season.
Aug 26 - 12:28 PM

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

Capuano was pushed off the Yankees' 40-man roster on Saturday, but New York has already called him back with CC Sabathia (knee) landing on the disabled list. Capuano, 37, has a 6.55 ERA in 33 innings (four starts, 13 relief appearances) this season for the Yanks. He'll presumably pitch in a long relief role.
Aug 24 - 4:14 PM

Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment.

The veteran southpaw has been designated for assignment several times this month, each time passing through waivers unclaimed and remaining with the Yankees. Expect the same this time around with Capuano returning to the club once rosters expand in September.
Aug 22 - 11:15 AM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Chris Capuano from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Capuano continues to be a human yo-yo between the majors and the minors. The veteran left-hander figures to pitch in middle relief.
Aug 18 - 3:21 PM

Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment.

Capuano continues to be the odd-man out any time the Yankees need a fresh arm in the bullpen. Provided he passes through waivers unclaimed again, he'll continue to provide organizational bullpen and rotation depth.
Aug 15 - 10:58 AM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Chris Capuano from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Capuano will join the Yankees' bullpen on Wednesday in Cleveland. The veteran left-hander was designated for assignment by New York in late July after posting a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP across 31 innings.
Aug 12 - 4:52 PM

Yankees sent LHP Chris Capuano outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this week. Capuano will stick around for depth.
Jul 31 - 2:26 PM

Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment.

The move comes after Capuano allowed five runs over just two-thirds of an inning in a spot start Tuesday. The left-hander held a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over 16 appearances -- four starts -- this season for the Yanks. He should be able to catch on elsewhere pretty quickly on a minor league deal.
Jul 29 - 1:54 PM

Chris Capuano wasn't long for Tuesday's game, allowing five runs over 2/3 of an inning against the Rangers before exiting.

Amazingly, Capuano escaped with a no-decision in the game, as the Yankees were able to do even more damage against Rangers starter Martin Perez. The start was just Capuano's fourth of the year and his first since May 29. The Yankees certainly don't want another outing like Tuesday's, so the club may look to acquire another starter ahead of Friday's trade deadline. Capuano now owns a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP on the year.
Jul 29 - 12:50 AM

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

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

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