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Carter Capps | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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Carter Capps allowed three runs on two walks and a hit Monday in his Padres debut.
Not the greatest first impression. Capps had been posting promising results on his minor league rehab assignment, but the 27-year-old right-hander clearly isn't 100 percent quite yet. He underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery 17 months ago and has run into a number of mechanical and physical setbacks. Aug 7 - 10:43 PM

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Padres recalled RHP Carter Capps from Triple-A El Paso.

Capps is almost exactly 17 months removed from Tommy John surgery and is finally ready to join the Padres' bullpen. He got off to a rough start while rehabbing in the minors but posted a 1.31 ERA and 22/5 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings since June 1. Reports have indicted that Capps hasn't fully regained his pre-op velocity, but that should hopefully come back in time.
Aug 7 - 4:08 PM

Carter Capps (elbow) allowed three runs -- two earned -- in the ninth inning Wednesday at Triple-A El Paso.

That snaps a streak of 15 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run for Capps, who still holds a shiny 1.59 ERA and 15/4 K/BB ratio in 17 frames since he began pitching regularly for Triple-A El Paso back in early June. He should be called up sometime next month and might even factor into the mix for saves down the stretch in San Diego. Capps underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in March 2016.
Jul 27 - 11:38 AM

Carter Capps (elbow) was placed on the seven-day minor league disabled list with a twisted ankle.

Capps is currently at Triple-A El Paso as he continues to work his way back from reconstructive elbow surgery which he underwent last spring. Said manager Andy Green of the new setback with the ankle, "From my understanding, he was doing some conditioning exercises and twisted his ankle and twisted it pretty good." Green said that he does not know how long Capps might be out of action before he can continue his rehab work, but did say that he "heard [the ankle injury] was not minor."
Jul 5 - 6:54 PM

Carter Capps was ejected from his most recent appearance with Triple-A El Paso on Sunday after throwing a pair of illegal pitches.

Capps' unorthodox delivery is notoriously questionable and MLB instituted a new rule in response to it this spring. His mechanics are clearly a work in progress, but he has delivered six straight scoreless appearances in Triple-A (with four walks and four strikeouts) in his latest rehab assignment as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. If all goes well, Capps should find his way to the back-end of the Padres' bullpen relatively soon.
Jun 27 - 9:16 AM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Dusty Coleman
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Matt Szczur
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Luis Perdomo
3Clayton Richard
4Dinelson Lamet
5Travis Wood
6Christian Friedrich
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Miguel Diaz
8Matt Strahm
9Carter Capps
10Kyle McGrath