Indians sign RHP Matt Capps
The Indians have signed free agent pitcher Matt Capps to a
Capps’ deal includes a non-roster invitation to spring training
camp. The 29-year-old has 138 career saves in 444 appearances for
Pittsburgh, Washington and Minnesota. He opened last season closing
for the Twins and had 14 saves in his first 15 chances. But Capps
was slowed by shoulder inflammation and pitched just four innings
after June 15.
The Twins declined their $6 million contract option on Capps for
2013, instead paying him a $250,000 buyout.
Capps was the winning pitcher for the National League in the
2010 All-Star game. That season, he had a career-high 42 saves and
a 2.47 ERA in 74 games for the Nationals and Twins.
He has recorded at least 14 saves each of the past six