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Marlins interested in free agent reliever Matt Capps

Jan 13, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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From Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins “are among several teams in talks” with the agent for righty reliever Matt Capps.

The Twins declined a $6 million club option on Capps in late October after the 29-year-old was limited to just 29 1/3 innings in 2012 because of a shoulder injury. He received a $250,000 buyout from Minnesota instead and is now probably in line for an incentives-driven one-year deal on the open market.

Capps owns a decent 3.52 career ERA and 1.19 career WHIP. If signed by Miami, he would likely serve in a setup role behind closer Steve Cishek.

Who says the Marlins are punting the 2013 season?

  1. thejotapee - Jan 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM


  2. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    I hate that line and I never use it but I just want to say it once for this team…this basically clinches their division title….move over Natinals!!!

    • Old Gator - Jan 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      How many games can you save on a team that loses over a hundred of them? You have to assume that some of the starters are going to win a game or two.

  3. peopletrains - Jan 13, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Signing Matt Capps is proof they’re punting. He’s brutal.

    • Drew Silva - Jan 13, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      It was sarcasm.

      • number42is1 - Jan 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        Drew you used a football term.. i am telling Craig on you

      • Old Gator - Jan 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        “Punt” is a British boating term. Next you’ll be accusing him of using Cricket terms.

  4. onbucky96 - Jan 13, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    They must want to trade him for a bag of magical beans.

    • Old Gator - Jan 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Good luck trawling the Mexican league.

  5. cackalackyank - Jan 13, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Matt, Reyes and Buherle have some advice for you.
    1. Get the no trade promise/clause in writing.
    2. If you do not get suggestion #1 taken care of, DO NOT UNPACK.

    • Old Gator - Jan 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      I would think it would go more like “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

  6. b453841l - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    No wonder their management has gone into hiding…

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