The Yankees have outrighted lefty pitcher Chris Capuano to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after he cleared waivers. He was designated for assignment by the team on Wednesday.
It’s the latest saga in what has been a busy season for Capuano:
- April 4: Placed on the DL with a strained right quad
- May 17: Activated from the DL
- June 1: Demoted to Yankees’ bullpen
- July 28: Re-inserted into Yankees’ rotation
- July 29: Designated for assignment
- July 31: Outrighted to Triple-A
- August 12: Contract purchased by the Yankees
- August 15: Designated for assignment
- August 18: Contract purchased by the Yankees
- August 22: Designated for assignment
- August 24: Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Yankees
- August 26: Designated for assignment
- August 28: Outrighted to Triple-A
If you’re counting, that’s four DFA’s for the 37-year-old. Capuano has pitched 35 innings at the big league level this season, compiling a 7.71 ERA with a 32/20 K/BB ratio.
Carlos Gomez was in the middle of another benches-clearing fracas Tuesday at Yankee Stadium …
Gomez bat-flipped an RBI double in the top of the first inning and probably got some flak from the Yankees’ dugout as he was running out that sixth-inning pop fly. You might recall that he has history with Yankees catcher Brian McCann, who didn’t start Tuesday. Gomez would retaliate with a three-run bomb in the top of the seventh against Chris Capuano. It capped off the Astros’ big night of scoring in a 15-1 rout.
Houston currently holds a four-game lead in the American League West standings.
Chris Capuano failed to make it out of the first inning in Tuesday’s start and now the Yankees have decided to part ways with the veteran left-hander, designating him for assignment.
Capuano pitched reasonably well for the Red Sox and Yankees last season, but he allowed 26 runs in 31 innings this year while making $5 million.
At age 36 he’s nearing the end of the line, but another team could give Capuano a look as a long reliever and spot starter. He posted a 4.16 ERA from 2010-2014, with a sub-4.60 ERA each year.