Exiled Brewers reliever Jose Capellan was placed on the minor league restricted list today for failing to report to the Nashville Sounds today or yesterday. I believe this means he doesn’t get paid. The restricted list is a favorite tool of the Pirates (Jody Gerut, Raul Mondesi, Chris Duffy).
I’m sure the Brewers are less than thrilled with his attitude, and they’ve been trying to trade him for a while now. Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal wrote that there was "little demand" for Capellan around baseball despite his six scoreless innings in Triple A. Still, many teams have at least inquired.
Doug Melvin is determined not to "sell low" on Capellan – a trade seems inevitable, but the Brewers are in no hurry.