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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) 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

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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

Carter Capps (elbow) struggled in his Cactus League debut Monday against the Mariners, retiring just one batter while giving up one run on two hits and two walks.

Capps threw just 10 out of his 23 pitches for strikes. He walked in a run before being pulled from the game. Capps has the potential to be an impact late-inning arm for San Diego this season, but he might need some more seasoning as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Mar 27 - 8:54 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) is expected to make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Mariners.

Capps has pitched in minor league games but this will be his first go-round against big-leaguers. The right-hander is on the comeback trail after undergoing Tommy John surgery last spring. Capps will be a valuable late-inning arm for the Padres when he's at full strength.
Mar 25 - 10:17 PM

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

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

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3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
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R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
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4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
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