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Matt Capps | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves reassigned RHP Matt Capps, C Yenier Bello, INF Yohan Camargo, and C Tanner Murphy to minor league camp.
Capps hasn't made an appearance in a major league game since 2012 due to shoulder issues and will have to prove his health on the farm before the Braves give him a chance. The 31-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract with Atlanta in early February. Mar 9 - 1:49 PM

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

Capps hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012 due to ongoing shoulder issues and has made just 10 appearances in the minors over the last two years. The former closer is now 31 and obviously a long shot health-wise, but on a minor league pact he's worth a shot.
Feb 10 - 4:11 PM

Matt Capps has been shut down in extended spring training due to a shoulder issue.

Capps signed a minor league deal with the Indians over the winter and has been bothered by a shoulder strain since early February. It's unclear when he'll attempt to throw again, but he's unlikely to make a major contribution this year.
Thu, May 22, 2014 05:06:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 12:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 08:16:00 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.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 09:02:00 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.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 09:27:00 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.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 01:58:00 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

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