Marlins send Carter Capps to MRI exam for more elbow problems

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Marlins right-hander Carter Capps, who has a long history of elbow problems that includes missing the final two months of last season, is now headed for an MRI exam due to ongoing elbow soreness.

Capps last pitched on August 2, so the fact that he’s still feeling discomfort seven months later seems like a pretty bad sign. When healthy last season he was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, posting a 1.16 ERA with an incredible 58 strikeouts in 31 innings.

If healthy the 25-year-old with a high-90s fastball and unique, quasi-legal delivery would be the favorite to take over as the Marlins’ full-time closer this season and has a chance to emerge as one of the league’s breakout pitchers.