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Carter Capps | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mount Olive
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / SEA
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Padres activated RHP Carter Capps from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.
Capps began his minor league rehab assignment two months ago. After his 30 days were up -- that's the maximum for a rehab assignment -- Capps received three 10-day extensions, which the league allows for players coming off Tommy John surgery. That still wasn't enough and now Capps will continue to work through his issues in El Paso. The crow-hopping 26-year-old sports a lousy 6.00 ERA over 10 outings in the minors this year and has had mechanical problems. Jun 10 - 8:41 PM

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Carter Capps (elbow) allowed a run on two hits in a rehab inning Tuesday with Triple-A El Paso.

It was his first live action since April 30. Capps was pulled off a minor league rehab assignment five weeks ago due to mechanical issues and is clearly still having some issues here in early June. There is no real timetable for his Padres debut.
Jun 6 - 11:29 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw to live hitters on Tuesday in Arizona.

Padres manager Andy Green said the workout drew "mixed reviews." Capps was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment at the beginning of May to work through some mechanical issues, and he apparently still has some work to do. The hop-stepping reliever remains out indefinitely as he navigates his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He underwent that procedure in March 2016.
May 31 - 1:55 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) could face hitters early next week.

It would be the first time he's done so since he was pulled from his rehab assignment in order to work on his command and mechanics. Obviously, a potential return date for Capps is completely up in the air still.
May 26 - 5:59 PM

Padres transferred RHP Carter Capps from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Chase d'Arnaud. Capps is at extended spring training after being pulled off his rehab assignment due to command issues.
May 21 - 2:29 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) continues to throw at extended spring training.

Capps was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment at the beginning of May after struggling with his command at Triple-A El Paso. The hop-stepping right-hander is 15 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery but is apparently still rebuilding strength. There is no timetable for his Padres debut.
May 18 - 1:59 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) allowed five runs on three hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in his last rehab appearance with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.

Capps has been hit-or-miss on his rehab assignment to say the least, tossing five no-hit innings over five appearances but allowing a whopping nine runs over his other two games. It's not terribly surprising, as command can waver for a guy making his way back from Tommy John surgery. Capps should be activated pretty soon, but his inconsistency combined with Brandon Maurer's nice start should make fantasy owners pump the brakes on Capps taking over the Padres' closer job anytime soon.
Apr 28 - 11:12 AM

Carter Capps (elbow) struck out a batter in a scoreless inning Tuesday night with Triple-A El Paso.

A huge improvement over his last rehab outing on Sunday, when he was charged with four earned runs while recording only two outs. Capps could be nearing a return to the Padres and might be able to work his way into save opportunities quickly if he comes out of the gate pitching like he did Tuesday at Triple-A. The hop-stepping right-hander underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last March.
Apr 19 - 12:36 AM

Carter Capps (elbow) allowed four runs while recording just two outs Sunday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A El Paso.

He retired the first two batters he faced before giving up four straight hits, including a two-run double. Capps, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, was moved up to Triple-A for Sunday's appearance after two scoreless appearances with High-A Lake Elsinore. He'll try to rebound in his next outing. Capps should join the Padres' bullpen by the end of the month if he can prove his health and effectiveness.
Apr 17 - 12:51 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw a scoreless inning in a minor league rehab game Tuesday with High-A Lake Elsinore.

It was his first live game since 2015. Capps is 13 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and should be an option for the Padres by the end of April if he can avoid setbacks. Brandon Maurer is currently serving as San Diego's closer.
Apr 11 - 9:40 PM

Padres manager Andy Green said Carter Capps (elbow) looked "very good" while throwing a live batting practice on Saturday.

He's expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. Capps is now 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Barring a setback, he'll be back in the Padres' pen later this month.
Apr 8 - 7:25 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw a 21-pitch simulated inning on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.

And then he threw a few more pitches in the visitor's bullpen to complete the workout. Capps will likely do one more simulated appearance before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. He should be ready to join the Padres' bullpen around mid-to-late April, and the hop-stepping right-hander could eventually factor into the ninth-inning mix if his stuff is right. He underwent Tommy John surgery last March.
Apr 4 - 7:56 PM

Padres placed RHP Carter Capps on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Capps isn't quite ready yet as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The hard-throwing reliever should join the Padres' bullpen before too long, and he might eventually be an option to close.
Apr 2 - 2:49 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) will pitch a couple of simulated innings next week.

Capps struck out two in a scoreless inning Thursday against the Rockies, topping out at 95 mph. If his simulated work goes well next week, he'll begin a rehab assignment shortly after. He's on track to return to the Padres by mid-April.
Mar 30 - 5:45 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) will begin the season on the 10-day disabled list.

Capps is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and was shaky in his Cactus League debut on Monday, so it doesn't make sense to push things. He could be ready relatively soon.
Mar 29 - 1:14 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Travis Jankowski
3Matt Szczur
4Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Trevor Cahill
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Miguel Diaz
4Luis Perdomo
5Clayton Richard
6Dinelson Lamet
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Ryan Buchter
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Kirby Yates
8Jose Valdez
9Buddy Baumann
10Phil Maton