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Red Sox release Chris Capuano

Jul 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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Chris Capuano passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week and the veteran left-hander has been released.

Signed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract this offseason, Capuano transitioned from the rotation to the bullpen with a 4.55 ERA and 29/15 K/BB ratio in 32 innings as a full-time reliever. He had a nice-looking 3.38 ERA until coughing up five runs on June 23 in what proved to be his final appearance.

Capuano is 35 years old, but prior to this season he had a nice run as a mid-rotation starter, including posting a 4.15 ERA in 490 innings from 2011-2013. There are plenty of worse pitchers in the big leagues, as starters and relievers, so expect him to land another gig soon.

  1. baseballisboring - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    He should put “There are plenty of worse pitchers in the big leagues…” on his resume.

    • misterschmo - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      I can’t wait to hit the bars this weekend with my new t-shirt: “You could do a hell of a lot worse”

    • mazblast - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      Joe Saunders got DFA’s by Texas today, so there’s one less worse pitcher in the bigs.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    He passes the “better than Vidal Nino” test.

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