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Matt Capps | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Capps (shoulder) will resume playing catch on Monday.
If all goes well, he could be throwing off a mound in a week. Capps is nursing a shoulder strain and will not make the Opening Day roster, but he'll be an option for the Tribe's bullpen at some point if healthy. Mar 9 - 12:33 PM

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Matt Capps (shoulder) is at least a week away from resuming a throwing program.

Capps is nursing a shoulder strain and has been limited to range-of-motion activities. The non-roster invitee is hoping to pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid- to late-March.
Mar 4 - 8:16 PM

Matt Capps (shoulder) is currently limited to range-of-motion activities.

Capps is dealing with a shoulder strain but said Monday that he's felt better each day since suffering the injury on February 17. The non-roster invitee is aiming to pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid- to late-March.
Feb 24 - 9:02 PM

An MRI has revealed that Matt Capps' shoulder strain is not related to last year's injury that required surgery.

Capps had a procedure last June to secure a biceps tendon in the joint, while his recent injury involves a muscle that runs behind the shoulder blade. "It's frustrating, because I was feeling really good," Capps said. "But I think the nature of the beast with a shoulder surgery, there's usually a speed bump or two. Hopefully, this is my one." Capps thinks he could pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid- to late-March, but he's obviously not going to crack the Opening Day roster.
Feb 20 - 9:27 PM

Matt Capps suffered a shoulder strain during a long-toss session this week in Indians camp.

Capps will be shut down for at least two weeks and is now questionable for the start of the regular season. The former Pirates, Nationals, and Twins closer signed a minor league contract with the Indians this winter and was hoping to compete for a middle relief job.
Feb 20 - 1:58 PM

Indians re-signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The former big league closer will try to revitalize his career with the Tribe after a lost 2013. Capps, 30, owns a 3.52 career ERA in 439 2/3 major league innings.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Indians reassigned RHPs Matt Capps, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jerry Gil, C Omir Santos, SS Luis Hernandez, and RF Matt Carson to minor league camp.

Capps was re-signed to new deal after not making the Indians' 25-man roster. Matsuzaka will open the season as a starter with Triple-A Columbus.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Indians re-signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract.

Capps was released by the Indians on Monday, but the two sides were quickly able to reach a new agreement. The 29-year-old right-hander has allowed two earned runs in six innings this spring and figures to surface in Cleveland's bullpen if he can stay healthy.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Indians released RHP Matt Capps.

The Indians are hoping to retain Capps on a minor league contract. The 29-year-old right-hander allowed two earned runs and five hits in six innings this spring.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Friday that Matt Capps is still weighing his options after being informed that he would not make the Indians' Opening Day roster.

Francona informed Capps of the news a few days ago, and he now has the option to accept an assignment to Triple-A, or hit the free agent market and look for a better opportunity elsewhere. Regardless of his decision, he doesn't hold any fantasy appeal for the upcoming season.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 07:24:00 PM

Matt Capps will not make the Indians' 25-man roster.

The Indians gave Capps that news on Monday afternoon. He can either go to Triple-A or head back to free agency.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Matt Capps (shoulder) hopes to begin pitching in Cactus League games in two weeks.

Capps is on a more gradual throwing program than the other Indians' pitchers this spring due to last season's shoulder issues. "I know when I'm healthy, I'll take my chances with anybody," said Capps. "If I'm healthy in two weeks, and I can go out and physically compete, I think everything will work out pretty well." Capps is trying to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen as a non-roster invitee, which he should be able to do as long as he's healthy.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Matt Capps is on a more gradual throwing program than the other Indians' pitchers this spring.

Capps dealt with shoulder issues last season and has been throwing bullpen sessions every third day rather than every other day. The right-hander is trying to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen as a non-roster invitee.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Capps earned $4.5 million with the Twins last season while posting a 3.68 ERA and 18/4 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander was limited to just three appearances after the All-Star break due to shoulder issues, but he should have a good chance to win a bullpen spot with the Indians if he's healthy.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "are among several teams in talks" with Matt Capps.

The Marlins' bullpen is woefully thin, and Capps would also provide some insurance for relatively green closer Steve Cishek. The veteran right-hander held a 3.68 ERA and 1.09 WHIP for the Twins in 2012 but was limited to just 30 appearances due to shoulder trouble.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:37:00 AM

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SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
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3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
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5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
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