Indians resign Matt Capps to minor league deal
On Thursday afternoon the Cleveland Indians announced that they have re-signed right-handed releiver Matt Capps to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league spring training camp.
Capps, 30, was signed by the Indians on January 31st and was in the mix for an opening day bullpen spot before the Indians assigned him to Triple-A Columbus to start the season. He made six relief appearances at Columbus and totaled 7.0 innings and allowed one run on six hits, one walk and had seven strikeouts. His last appearance came on April 20th when a right shoulder issue cropped up with sidelined him for several weeks before he opted for season ending shoulder surgery on June 5th.
Capps owns an eight-year career major league record of 29-33 with 138 saves and a 3.52 ERA in 444 relief appearances with Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota since debuting with the Pirates in 2005 (439.2IP, 439H, 172ER, 84BB, 319K). In 2012, he saved 14 of his 15 chances with the Minnesota Twins before being sidelined in the second half with shoulder inflammation.
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