Yankees outright Chris Capuano to Triple-A

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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.

Nationals’ Strasburg ejected for arguing from the stands

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NEW YORK — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes – on his day off? And, from the stands?

Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections – probably ever – in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.

Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth‘s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.

Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.

Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.

“Sorry, folks – sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.

The usually stoic Strasburg appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask as he made his exit.