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February 19, 2014

Rumor Roundup

Chris Capuano, Free Agent of Interest

by Daniel Rathman


Mariners in active discussions with Chris Capuano
With Ubaldo Jimenez off the market on a four-year, $50 million deal with the Orioles, the Mariners are running out of veteran starters with whom to pad their rotation. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote on Tuesday that while the team at least kicked the tires on Jimenez and has been in touch with the still-available Ervin Santana, its top target at the moment might be Chris Capuano.

As Heyman pointed out, general manager Jack Zduriencik is familiar with Capuano, having overseen the Brewers farm system and later served as assistant general manager when Milwaukee acquired Capuano from the Diamondbacks and navigated his injury-laden path to big-league success. You’d be hard pressed to find a pitcher with a more troubling medical past than Capuano, who has two Tommy John surgeries and a labrum procedure on his chart. But the southpaw’s throwing arm has been relatively healthy in recent years, with the only blemish being a lat strain that cost him three weeks last season.

Now 35 years old, Capuano is likely to move on to his fifth professional organization after Paul Maholm supplanted him in Los Angeles earlier this winter. He turned in 105 2/3 innings and walked only 5.3 percent of the batters he faced in 2013, good for a 3.52 FIP that suggests he was better than his 4.26 ERA. Teams looking for a back-end starter could do much worse than Capuano, especially if they have the depth to withstand two or three weeks without him.

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