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Matt Capps | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2 / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks signed RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract.
Capps did not play any MLB-affiliated ball in 2015 and he hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012, but the right-hander is apparently throwing 90-92 mph and might get a legitimate shot at a comeback attempt with Arizona. He will probably be ticketed for Triple-A Reno initially. Feb 29 - 9:24 AM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi was told by Matt Capps' agent, Paul Kinzer, that his client is auditioning for teams now as he attempts a comeback.

Kinzer added that Capps' fastball is sitting in the 90-92 mph range, which is just a bit under what he was throwing when he last appeared in the majors in 2012. Now 32, Capps has battled shoulder issues the last few years but pitched this winter in Puerto Rico. He'd obviously only require a minor league deal.
Feb 15 - 5:03 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Matt Capps will attempt a comeback in 2016.

Capps hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012 due to shoulder issues but will pitch for Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Some team should give the 32-year-old a minor league deal if he can show he's healthy.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:35:00 PM

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

Capps was recently released by the Braves, but the two sides quickly hammered out a new deal. The 31-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012 due to shoulder issues and will have to prove his health and effectiveness in the minors in order to get another shot.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 03:55:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 01:49:00 PM

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.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 04:11:00 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

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