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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
Contract: view contract details

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Carter Capps (elbow) made an appearance in a minor league game Sunday.
Capps yielded two hits and two walks in the outing. The Padres will discuss where Capps' next appearance will come, and it could be in a Cactus League game. The hard-throwing reliever is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Mar 19 - 1:36 PM

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Padres manager Andy Green is aiming for Carter Capps (elbow) to make his Cactus League debut around mid-March.

Capps, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, is expected to pitch in simulated games and minor league games before appearing in Cactus League action. The way the Padres have mapped things out is giving him a chance to be ready for the start of the season. He could quickly find himself in the mix for the closer role if he proves his health and effectiveness.
Mar 1 - 12:10 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) hopes to be ready for Opening Day.

Capps missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, but he's already throwing off a mound and hopes to begin pitching in Cactus League games around the start of March. That would put him on pace to begin the season. If all goes well, he could be in the closer mix for San Diego.
Feb 15 - 11:56 AM

Carter Capps (elbow) threw 30 pitches off a mound Tuesday without issue.

Capps is 11 months removed from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and aiming to begin appearing in Cactus League games around March 1. The hope is that he will be close to 100 percent by the opening of the 2017 regular season. If his health cooperates, Capps should return to dominant form as a setup man this year with San Diego and could even work his way into the ninth-inning gig at some point. The crow-hopping righty had a terrific 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio in 31 frames with the Marlins in 2015.
Feb 7 - 6:13 PM

Padres and RHP Carter Capps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $987,500 contract.

It's the same salary he made in 2016. Capps missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery, but he could be contribute in the Padres' bullpen in 2017. Acquired from the Marlins in the Andrew Cashner deal, Capps could be a big asset for the Padres if healthy.
Jan 11 - 12:44 PM

Padres activated RHP Carter Capps from the 60-day disabled list.

Capps, who was acquired from the Marlins in the Andrew Cashner trade, missed the entire 2016 season following Tommy John surgery in March. He's reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab and could be ready for the start of next season.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:04:00 AM

Carter Capps (elbow) is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and could be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

The hard-throwing right-hander has been throwing aggressively for nearly a month now. A dominant arm in the late innings, Capps could be looked at as a solution in the ninth inning for the Padres in 2017.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 01:33:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 01:35:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:04:00 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.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:37:00 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.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 10:05:00 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.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 09:20:00 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.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 12:12:00 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.
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 11:18:00 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.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 02:23:00 PM

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