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More shoulder problems for Matt Capps

Feb 20, 2014, 4:08 PM EST

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Matt Capps missed most of last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery and now the right-hander’s attempt to make the Indians out of spring training has been stalled by more shoulder problems.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Capps will be shut down for at least two weeks with a strained rotator cuff.

Capps has plenty of closing experience in Pittsburgh, Washington, and Minnesota, but he’s never really been a closer-caliber pitcher and was already facing some long odds to crack the Indians’ bullpen. He re-signed on a minor-league deal back in November.

  1. karlkolchak - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Capps for Wilson Ramos. Straight up. Mike Rizzo should be arrested for that steal of a trade.

  2. NoobTubeTV - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Capps is done and the Indians will start looking elsewhere…
    Welcome back to 2013.

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