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Marlins reliever Carter Capps to see Dr. James Andrews about his elbow

May 31, 2014, 2:09 PM EST

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Marlins reliever Carter Capps landed on the disabled list earlier this week with a right elbow sprain and Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that he’ll see Dr. James Andrews next Wednesday.

Capps, who was acquired from the Mariners in the Logan Morrison deal, allowed three runs in 12 innings with a 15/3 K/BB ratio after being called up from Triple-A New Orleans last month. A “sprain” is a “tear” by definition, but the Marlins haven’t said whether he has any damage to his ulnar collateral ligament.

The hard-throwing Capps has been shut down for four weeks, but there should be more clarity on his status after he sees Dr. Andrews. Either way, a return to the Marlins’ bullpen doesn’t appear imminent.

  1. Old Gator - May 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    The problem is that it’s become monotonous to point out how monotonous this sort of thing has become.

  2. denny65 - May 31, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Carter Capps has the widest shoulder span of any player in MLB.

    I was sorry to see the Mariners trade him, especially in return for strikeout king/DL queen Morrison (sorry for mixing royalty metaphors there).

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