Brewers Recall Chris Capuano

The Brewers have summoned lefthander Chris Capuano to the big leagues, according to Tom Haudricourt of The Journal Sentinel. Capuano had an out clause in his contract that would have allowed him to become a free agent if was not in the big leagues by today.

The 31-year-old last pitched in the majors at the end of the 2007 season. He suffered an elbow injury in Spring Training of 2008, and eventually underwent the second Tommy John surgery of his career. In the three years prior to his injury, Capuano posted a 4.28 ERA with a 7.3 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in close to 600 innings for Milwaukee. He struck out 33 and walked just four while putting up a 1.59 ERA in seven minor league rehab starts this year.

The Brewers will have to make a 40-man roster move to accommodate Capuano's arrival, though they could slide Gregg Zaun to the 60-day DL given his torn labrum.

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4 Comments on "Brewers Recall Chris Capuano"

5 years 2 months ago

Really happy for Capuano. He has actually had two Tommy John surgeries, and really deserves to be rewarded for all his hard work. Can’t wait to see him (hopefully) get a massive standing ovation at Miller Park when he takes the mound again.

5 years 2 months ago

Here’s hoping all turns out well for Capuano and the Brewers. He has a reputation as an incredibly hard worker; lets hope his surgically repaired elbow holds up this time. It’s a great story anyway to get this far a second time around.

5 years 2 months ago

It’s sad that they kept him down this long just to avoid Super-2 status.

Oh wait, wrong post.

5 years 2 months ago

Good for him.