From: Baseball Cube:
Full Name: Christopher Frank Capuano
Born: Aug 19, 1979
Place: Springfield, Massachusetts
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 215 Bats: L Throws: L
High School: Cathedral (Springfield,MA)
College: Duke University
Drafted: Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in 8th Round (238th overall) of 1999 amateur entry draft (June-Reg)
Major League All-Star Game - 2006
Player of the Week - 1x Apr-30-2006
Tommy John Surgery
Top Prospect - 2001 ARI (#8)
Capuano was invited to the Milwaukee Brewers spring training for the 2010 season however, early on he complained of arm soreness and was placed in extended spring training. He would start the regular season with the Single A, Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League. Capuano would only need 3 appearances with the Manatees before being promoted to the Triple A Nashville Sounds. In those 3 appearances Capuano registered a 2-0 record with a 1.23 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 14.2 innings pitched. On May 28, 2010, Capuano made his final start for the Sounds, and was pulled after four innings. Subsequently after the game, it was announced the Milwaukee Brewers purchased his minor league contract and he was recalled to the majors.
Capuano started the June 3, 2010 game against the Florida Marlins in Miami, giving up three runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings while striking out four and walking one. He was charged with the loss in the 3-2 Marlins win. On July 3, 2010, he finally appeared in a Brewers victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. This snapped the streak of 26 straight losses he had appeared in between 2007 and 2010.
Capuano is a finesse pitcher who relies on his deceptive delivery. He also possesses an excellent pickoff move; in 2005 he led the major leagues in pickoffs with 12 (but also tied Brett Myers for balks with 4). Capuano throws his fastball in the low 90s and high 80s, uses a slider and a good changeup.
From Matt Cerrone: - Capuano, 32, went 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 24 appearances last year with the Brewers, including nine starts. He missed the entire 2009 season recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. I have no idea how much they’re paying Capuano, but I doubt it’s much. In either case, I like this signing. It’s a solid gamble, to say the least. In the last week, since contracts broke down between Capuano and the Brewers, I’ve had several fans e-mail suggesting the Mets bring him in. He’s very effective against left-handed batters, so, who knows, maybe he can work in the bullpen.
From Adam Rubin: Capuano, 32, went 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 24 appearances last year with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA (21 earned runs/45.2 innings) in nine starts and 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA (eight earned runs/20.1 innings) in 15 relief outings. Buchholz, 29, split last season between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Colorado Rockies, combining to go 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA (five earned runs/12.0 innings) in nine games out of the bullpen. He missed all of the 2009 season recovering from right elbow surgery. Capuano, a former All-Star, began the 2010 season at Brevard County (A) of the Florida State League and went 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA (two earned runs/14.2 innings) in three contests. He went 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA (five earned runs/25.0 innings) in four starts with Nashville (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before the Brewers selected his contract on May 29. Prior 2010, Capuano last pitched in a major league game on September 27, 2007. He underwent his second Tommy John surgery on May 15, 2008 and had his first Tommy John procedure on May 17, 2002. Dr. James Andrews performed both operations. The 6-2, 225-pounder is 46-52 with a 4.35 ERA in 148 career major league games, 125 starts. He was named to the 2006 National League All-Star team, going 11-12 with a 4.03 ERA (99 earned runs/221.1 innings). He was tied for the NL lead with 25 quality starts that year. The Springfield, Mass., native’s best season came in 2005 when he won 18 games and struck out 176 in 219.0 innings. Capuano graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University in 2000 with a degree in economics.
From Over The Monster dot com:
Capuano, 32, made a successful return from Tommy John surgery last year, pitching to a 3.95 ERA including nine starts at a 4.14 mark. However, with the addition of players like Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum, the Brewers found themselves flush and weren't in particular need of a back-end starter, low-balling Capuano with incentive-laden offers.So now Capuano is "out there", and if you ask me, he makes a ton of sense for the Red Sox… last year, Capuano managed a 2.61 xFIP against lefties. It was a short sample size, but he looks like he's recovered from Tommy John nicely. He was never a power pitcher, but his velocity hasn't dipped since 2007. What has happened is that his pitches have their bite back, allowing him to get back to his old, solid numbers hovering around 4.00-4.30 xFIP. Against lefties, his career xFIP is 3.28. He can get the job done.