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Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Posted on: December 2, 2011 1:25 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2011 4:50 pm
 
Chris CapuanoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Dodgers have signed left-hander Chris Capuano, the team announced on Friday. CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler confirms the deal is worth two years and $10 million.

Capuano, 34, was 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 33 games and 31 starts with the Mets last season, his first after Tommy John surgery. He was 44-48 with a 4.34 in the previous five seasons in Milwaukee.

The Dodgers already have Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly at the top of the rotation and have also been talking to Jeff Francis and Aaron Harang. The team could also use rookie Nathan Eovaldi in the rotation. 

The Dodgers have apprently lost hope in re-signing right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who didn't want to take a paycut from the $12.5 million he made last season. Kuroda could return to Japan, a place where he'd surely take a paycut. Reports in Japan say he's been offered $3.86 million (300 million Yen) to pitch for the Hiroshima Carp in 2012.

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Comments

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Dodgers agree to deal with lefty Chris Capuano

Gotta love the ridiculous salaries of pro athletes.  $5 million a year for a guy who went 44-48 with a 4.34 ERA?  Yikes.


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