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Carter Capps | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 231
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mount Olive
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Padres sent RHP Carter Capps outright to Triple-A El Paso.
This means that Capps passed through waivers unclaimed. That would have been unthinkable a couple of years ago, but he's required Tommy John surgery and surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome since. The 27-year-old is going to have to earn his way back on the radar. Mar 26 - 1:22 PM

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Carter Capps (thoracic outlet) will make his Cactus League debut Sunday.

Capps got a late start this spring after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery over the offseason. The reliever's stuff was down last season after he made it back from Tommy John surgery and now he has another operation to return from.
Mar 2 - 1:11 PM

Padres and RHP Carter Capps avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.0625 million contract.

Capps has logged just 15 1/3 total innings at the major league level since August 2015 and he needed surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome this offseason. The hope is he'll be ready for spring training in February, but the crow-hopping 27-year-old right-hander remains a big question mark for the San Diego bullpen. Capps once seemed like one of the most promising young relievers in the sport.
Jan 3 - 2:00 PM

Carter Capps will undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery this offseason.

Capps' velocity was down and he held a 6.57 ERA over 12 1/3 innings for the Padres after he finally made it back from Tommy John surgery, and now he's facing another long rehab. The Padres are hopeful that the reliever will be ready for spring training.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 08:24:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Carter Capps on the 60-day disabled list with a blood clot.

Capps posted a 6.57 ERA over his first 12 1/3 innings with the Padres and is now officially done for the season. Once a dominant reliever, he's quickly becoming a forgotten man in San Diego. The 27-year-old right-hander will be arbitration-eligible this winter.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 05:25:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 10:43:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 04:08:00 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.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 11:38:00 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."
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 06:54:00 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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 09:16:00 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.
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 08:41:00 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.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 11:29:00 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.
Wed, May 31, 2017 01:55:00 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.
Fri, May 26, 2017 05:59:00 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.
Sun, May 21, 2017 02:29:00 PM

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