Capuano Out For Year?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just last week, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chris Capuano was involved in trade talks. Now, it appears he will be out for the season. Capuano is seeking a second opinion on his elbow after one doctor detected a tear. If there is indeed a tear, it would require Tommy John surgery. "There's a very small chance that you could elect to rehab it," assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "It does happen but I would say it's the exception." Capuano looked like he was entering his prime last season, but twelve straight win less outings and twenty-two consecutive losing efforts. He won eighteen games in 2005 and was an All-Star in 2006, but wasn't the same after going 5-0 in 2007. Pitching depth is definitely paying off for the Brewers right now who have lost Gallardo for the first couple weeks and now Capuano. The rotation likely will be:

SP Ben Sheets
SP Jeff Suppan
SP Manny Parra
SP Carlos Villanueva
SP Dave Bush

When Gallardo comes back, I'm sure he will take Parra's spot, but a lot will depend on who is doing well.