The veteran southpaw is back! Chris Capuano has signed a minor-league deal with an invitation to head down to Maryvale for Spring Training.
At 37 years old and an 11-year veteran of the MLB, the pick-off master will bring a strong veteran presence to the locker room, whether he ends up in Milwaukee or another city within the Brewers organization.
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In his first stint with the club, over a span of five years (2004-2007, 2010), Capuano posted a 44-48 record, with a 4.34 ERA and tallied 616 strikeouts. Capuano has had arm problems throughout his career, which forced him out of the game for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Looking ahead, his major injuries seem to be in rear view mirror, since the 2010 season Capuano has appeared in 176 MLB games and he will look to add onto that number as he works toward a 25-man roster spot.
It will be interesting come March, how Manager Craig Counsell will use Capuano. He may want to try him in a starter’s role but he will likely come out of the bullpen. In the 2015 season with the New York Yankees, Capuano pitched in 22 games, only started four and posted a 7.97 ERA.