Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers and left-hander Chris Capuano have mutually agreed to postpone the opt-out date in the pitcher's contract to May 29. Capuano could've opted out of the minor league deal he signed last November since he wasn't on Milwaukee's major league roster by May 20, but the date was extended because Capuano "wasn't physically ready for that kind of decision."
The Brewers' pitching problems this season have been well-documented, but a healthy Capuano could provide a much-needed (and cheap) boost. The former All-Star hasn't pitched in the majors since 2007 due to the second Tommy John surgery of his career, but he has been lights-out in the minors this season. In five starts for Milwaukee's A+ and Triple-A affiliates, Capuano has a 1.55 ERA and an eye-popping 14.5 K/BB ratio.
Hopefully Cappy can make it back to the bigs. We are all rooting for the guy!
Yeah, would definitely be a nice feel good story to see him come back to the Brewers after all this time away. At one time he was a pretty good starting pitcher.
Always cool to see a player and team work something out so they can live in harmony.
Given the struggles of the back-end of the Brewers’ bullpen, I wonder if it makes more sense to try Capuano in a setup-man/closer role in short relief. That would potentially keep his innings down and possibly lessen the wear-and-tear on his elbow. (Just a thought.)