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Indians bringing back RP Matt Capps

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has re-signed RHP Matt Capps to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.

Capps, 30, was signed by Cleveland last January 31 but was relegated to 7 spring training and 6 regular season relief appearances (AAA Columbus) before undergoing season-ending right shoulder surgery on June 5. Capps owns an 8-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, Matt saved 14 of his 15 chances with the Minnesota Twins before being sidelined in the second half with shoulder inflammation.

The Indians will have plenty of decisions to make regarding their pitchers this off season. The biggest names that could leave town are Ubaldo Jimenez, Scott Kazmir and Chris Perez.

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  • Jason Hurley

    Meh. If his shoulder is right, good. If not, please see afformentioned “meh.”

  • nj0

    Maybe we can revive a few more careers and become the main destination for pitcher reclamation.

  • simond

    bring back Danny Graves!

  • LaundroMat

    (Back from the) Graves

  • Kildawg

    See Milwood, Kevin; Pavano, Carl; and now Jimenez, Ubaldo and Kazmir, Scott.