Capps is holding a showcase for scouts this weekend in hopes of returning to the big leagues, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Capps spent last season with Triple-A Reno, where he posted a 5.15 ERA over 39 appearances and compiled a 47:21 K:BB. A return to the majors is still a long shot for the 33-year-old, but he's clearly committed to continuing his career.
Capps agreed to a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks, Baseball America reports. Capps hasn't pitched since 2014 and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but he did pitch decently in the majors in the past. He had solid control and had alright velocity on his fastball, but he gave up far too many home runs each year. He'll try to garner a spot in the Arizona bullpen, although there's a good chance that he'll have to head back to the minors after spring training concludes.
The Braves have re-signed pitcher Matt Capps to a minor-league deal. Capps was released by the Braves Saturday but rejoined the team a few days later. He has 138 career saves but hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012.
The Braves have optioned pitcher Ian Thomas and infielder Elmer Reyes to Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced Monday. Thomas surrendered one earned run in two innings this spring while striking out two and walking three. Reyes went 1 for 5 in three appearances, striking out once. The Braves also re-assigned four players to minor-league camp, including pitcher Matt Capps, infielder Johan Camargo and catchers Yenier Bello and Tanner Murphy.
The Braves have signed pitcher Matt Capps to a minor-league deal, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Capps last pitched in the majors in 2012, posting a 3.68 ERA in 29 1/3 innings with the Twins. He pitched just five innings in 2014, giving up four earned runs in five appearances with the Indians' Arizona League affiliate. Capps has recorded 138 career saves with the Pirates, Nationals and Twins.
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