Matt Capps included in Braves’ first round of cuts


Here’s how far former All-Star closer Matt Capps is from making it back to the big leagues: He was included in the Braves’ first round of spring training cuts, getting reassigned to minor-league camp today.

Capps hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 and has spent most of the past two seasons on the Triple-A disabled list for the Indians with shoulder problems.

At age 31 he’ll have to prove himself and stay healthy in the minors to get a chance at a middle relief gig in Atlanta.