Saturday, July 26, 2014

Capuano "Couldn't Be More Excited" to Join Yankees' Rotation

When Chris Capuano was first acquired by the Yankees Thursday, it was assumed by many the veteran would join the team's bullpen. 

The 35-year-old lefty, who won 11 games in 2012 as a member of the Dodgers, had put up a decent 4.55 ERA as a reliever with the Red Sox this season, numbers that seemed indicative of a job in the seventh inning.

Instead, though, Capuano was announced as the newest member of New York's rotation yesterday, a surprise the former All Star couldn't help but get excited about. 
"If you had told me about 25 hours ago, I wouldn't have believed you," he told's Jamal Collier after the Yanks beat the Blue Jays last night. "The original plan was to be pitching in Colorado this weekend. I found out last-minute yesterday that I was going to be pitching here, and I couldn't be more excited about it."
In his last start with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, Capuano threw 96 pitches in 7 frames, likely meaning he'll have no limits today.
Still, since his time in the majors this year hasn't been successful you have to worry about the possibility of him getting beat up early, something the Yanks can't afford right now with their worn out 'pen.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)