The Atlanta Braves were the latest team to give Matt Capps a try. Most notably remembered by Twins fans as the return from the Washington Nationals for sending Wilson Ramos east, Matt Capps may be flaming out of baseball.
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This offseason, Capps was signed to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. he hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2012 and is now 31 years old. After being an All Star with the Washington Nationals in 2010, he was dealt to the Twins and pitched in 27 games through the end of the season.
2011 and 2012 saw Capps pitch to the tune of 4.25 and 3.68 ERA respectively. His career never got going again and today he was reassigned to the minor league side of the Atlanta Braves camp.
Considering the state of the Atlanta Braves this year, Matt Capps being passed over is not a good situation. He definitely could work through Spring Training and a solid start to the season to surface in Atlanta. That being said, it’s hard to argue the fact that the odds are stacked against him.
Matt Capps is probably one of the better clubhouse guys to ever come through Minnesota, but unfortunately he may have seen his career come to an end.