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Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians scout Chris Capuano in minor league game

Mar 25, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

Chris Capuano AP

Teams in need of starting pitching figure to pay close attention to the Dodgers this week.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians were in attendance to watch Chris Capuano throw in a minor league game this afternoon. Chances are they came away impressed with what they saw, as the southpaw allowed only three hits and struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings.

Chad Billingsley hasn’t had any problems with his elbow this spring while Zack Greinke appears on track to start the season, so the Dodgers have quite a surplus of starters at the moment. Capuano, Aaron Harang and Ted Lilly are candidates to be moved in the coming days. Harang is scheduled to start in a minor league game tomorrow, so some of the same teams listed above could be watching.

Capuano, 34, posted a 3.72 ERA and 162/54 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings in 33 starts with the Dodgers last season. He’s owed $6 million this season while his contract includes a mutual option for 2014 for $8 million or a $1 million buyout.

  1. redguy12588 - Mar 25, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Dodgers are gonna want prospects. Too expensive for the pirates. Just take 4th in the central and gear up for 2015.

  2. Tribe&Browns&Cavs - Mar 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Even though The Tribe could use another starter, I’d hate to see them have this huge (for them) off-season and then get rid of Cabrera and leave a hole in the middle of the infield. I don’t know who else they’d have to send west. Although with Ramirez the Dodgers don’t need a SS, so who knows…

  3. mikeincmn - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    I would hope Cabrera could draw more than some combo of nearly washed up pitchers with bad contracts.

  4. wlouden77 - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    dodgers need of help as well.. we have ezequiel (sp) carrera avaialable… maybe him and someone like wolters who is not the ss of the future in cleveland or even phelps for another starter could work

  5. escapingexile - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Dodgers need of help? That is one area they do not need help in. Between Crawford, Kemp, and Ethier while Puig is about ready to bust down the door, the Dodgers don’t need anyone else in the outfield.

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