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Carter Capps | Relief Pitcher | #72

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
Contract: view contract details

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Padres acquired RHP Carter Capps from the Marlins in the Andrew Cashner trade.
Capps is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and might not be ready for the start of next season. He's been a dominant relief arm when healthy, though, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings last season. If he can stay off the DL, the Padres have a potential closer option in Capps. Jul 29 - 1:35 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Carter Capps is also going to the Padres in the Andrew Cashner deal.

He adds that Tayron Guerrero is headed to the Marlins, too, as this trade just keeps getting bigger. Capps is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery but has been dominant when healthy, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings last season. He's a big health risk with his unorthodox delivery and big velocity but should be a shutdown reliever as long as the Padres can keep him on the mound. Guerrero has flashed triple-digit heat himself and is under team control for many years.
Jul 29 - 11:04 AM

Marlins placed RHP Carter Capps on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Capps underwent Tommy John surgery last month. He'll be out until 2017.
Apr 3 - 10:37 AM

Carter Capps will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Capps underwent an MRI last Tuesday after feeling discomfort in his right elbow. He subsequently visited Dr. James Andrews, who diagnosed him with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. The 25-year-old right-hander will miss the whole of the 2016 campaign and probably part of 2017. The elbow injury is a tough blow for player and team, as Capps was a potential ninth-inning arm for the Marlins. In 31 innings last season, he held a stellar 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio. With him out of the picture, A.J. Ramos should be considered locked in at closer.
Mar 8 - 10:05 AM

Carter Capps is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola, Florida.

Sound the bells of doom. Capps began experiencing discomfort in his right elbow earlier this week in Marlins camp and underwent a precautionary MRI on Tuesday afternoon. The results of that exam obviously weren't too promising. Andrews is famous for performing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, which can sideline a pitcher for 12-18 months. Capps had been hoping to battle for the Marlins' ninth-inning job this spring with incumbent A.J. Ramos. Go ahead and give a big boost to Ramos' fantasy stock.
Mar 3 - 9:20 AM

Carter Capps underwent an MRI on his right elbow.

Uh oh. Capps was shut down early last season due to a right elbow strain and apparently he's still having issues. Results of the MRI aren't yet known, but he's likely to go for a second opinion. The hard-throwing right-hander was expected to compete with A.J. Ramos for the closer role this spring, but this issue will obviously set him back a bit at the very least.
Mar 1 - 12:12 PM's Joe Frisaro confirms that Carter Capps will compete for the Marlins' closer role.

A.J. Ramos is a strong incumbent coming off a 32-save season, but Capps has some of the best stuff in the majors and a very unique delivery that seems to regularly confuse batters. Frisaro says the Marlins "are comfortable having competition settle who should take the ball with the lead in the ninth inning." It will be one of the biggest stories of the spring from a fantasy perspective.
Feb 15 - 11:18 AM

Marlins and RHP Carter Capps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The details aren't yet known. Capps' 2015 season ended due to elbow trouble, but he was dominant when healthy with a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio across 31 innings. He'll set up in 2016.
Jan 15 - 2:23 PM

The Marlins have shut Carter Capps (elbow) down for the season.

Capps hasn't had a setback, but rather he said there's simply "not enough time" left in the season. The reliever has been sidelined since early August due to a strained right elbow but should have a normal offseason, provided he doesn't have a setback, of course.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw 20 pitches in a simulated game on Thursday.

The right-hander is expected to return to the Marlins bullpen at some point over the weekend. He has been sidelined since early August due to a strained right elbow.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 10:07:00 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) will throw another simulated game later this week.

The hope had been that Capps could return this past weekend, but obviously he's not quite ready yet. The hard-throwing reliever has been on the shelf since early August with a right elbow strain but it still appears that he'll make it back before the end of the season.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 09:57:00 AM

Carter Capps (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Sunday.

Capps will throw a simulated game Friday in what could be the final step before his return. The reliever has been out since early August with a right elbow strain.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw off a mound without discomfort Wednesday.

"He threw flat ground today, it was good," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "He looks very good. I think we're probably one bullpen away and then we'll make a decision. Right now, he feels strong. The ball is coming out of his hand very well. So it could be sooner rather than later." The "sooner" could be as early as Monday, when the Marlins embark on a road trip. Capps has been out since August 3 with a right elbow strain.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 08:09:00 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday.

Capps said he felt "good" during the session. He'll throw a few more bullpen session before being sent out on a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter. A return before the end of August is likely if he can avoid setbacks.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 10:13:00 AM

An MRI on Carter Capps' right elbow showed no major damage and he's expected to resume throwing in 3-4 days.

Capps was placed on the disabled list Monday with a strained pitching elbow, but the Marlins think he'll be ready to return when his 15 days are up. It wouldn't be a surprise if it ultimately takes a bit longer than that, but obviously this is good news. Capps has been an elite reliever this season, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 04:09:00 PM

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