Cleveland Indians re-sign reliever Matt Capps

Jun 6, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Matt Capps (55) throws during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Minnesota won the game 4-2. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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.





Topics: Cleveland Indians, Matt Capps, MLB

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