Reliever Matt Capps will return to the Cleveland Indians organization in 2014 on a minor league deal. He will also receive a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
The 30 year-old Capps joined Cleveland on a minor league deal in 2013, but appeared in just six games for the club’s Triple-A affiliate, going 0-0 with a 1.29 earned run average in just seven innings of work. He also struck out three batters.
Capps was drafted out of high school by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 7th round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft, and made his big league debut in 2005 with the Pirates. His best professional season came in 2010, when he split the season between the Washington Nationals and the Minnesota Twins, notching 42 saves and earning an All-Star appearance.
The right-hander currently ranks 15th on the active saves list, with 138 in his eight-year career. He has posted a 29-33 record with a 3.52 earned run average.