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Carter Capps | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 231
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 25 - 3:42 PM

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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.
Sep 24 - 10:07 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.
Sep 23 - 9:57 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.
Sep 15 - 7:29 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.
Sep 9 - 8:09 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.
Aug 12 - 10:13 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.
Aug 3 - 4:09 PM

Marlins placed RHP Carter Capps on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

It's not clear how long he might be out. Capps has used his funky delivery to become one of the most dominant relievers in baseball this year, boasting a 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 58/7 K/BB ratio in 31 innings.
Aug 3 - 3:17 PM

Carter Capps was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Padres with right elbow stiffness.

The injury is believed to be minor, and the Marlins are listing the hard-throwing right-hander as day-to-day. He owns an outstanding 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 58/7 K/BB ratio in just 31 innings on the season.
Aug 2 - 4:04 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees "may turn to" Carter Capps if they're unable to complete a deal for Craig Kimbrel.

They've also been connected to Aroldis Chapman, although it could all be a ploy to get San Diego to lower their asking price for Kimbrel. Capps isn't as flashy of a name as either of the aforementioned closers, but he's been one of the best relievers in baseball this season with a 1.21 ERA and ridiculous 56 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings.
Jul 31 - 9:56 AM

Marlins recalled RHP Carter Capps from Triple-A New Orleans.

Carter made one appearance during a brief stint with the Marlins last month and owns a 1.80 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 10 walks over 15 innings this season in Triple-A. The hard-throwing right-hander will pitch in middle relief.
May 19 - 3:26 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Carter Capps to Triple-A New Orleans.

Capps was only up for a couple days, making one scoreless appearance. David Phelps is back from paternity leave to take Capps' spot on the roster.
Apr 15 - 2:58 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Carter Capps from Triple-A New Orleans.

Capps had a shot at the bullpen for Opening Day, but he struggled in spring training, allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. With the call-up, he'll get another chance to impress the organization. Last season, he held a 3.98 and struck out 25 in 20 1/3 innings.
Apr 13 - 2:55 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Carter Capps to Triple-A New Orleans; reassigned C Vinny Rottino, INF Austin Nola, LHPs Pat Misch and Pat Urckfitz, and RHP Vin Mazzaro and Ryan Chaffee to minor league camp.

Capps went into spring training with a chance to win a bullpen job, but he allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old should get a chance with the big club at some point this year if he can remain healthy.
Mar 24 - 9:30 AM

Carter Capps walked four while getting two outs before exiting his outing Wednesday versus the Mets.

Capps also struggled in his first time out, though it wasn't the walks then (he gave up a three-run homer to the Mets' Brandon Allen in that one). He entered camp with a good chance of winning a spot in the Marlins pen, but he wasn't any sort of lock and he can't afford many more performances like this.
Mar 11 - 4:56 PM

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