Chris Capuano Makes Comeback, Then Relegated to Reliever

Chris Capuano

How would you feel if you had come back from two Tommy John’s surgeries, worked your way through painful rehab, paid your dues in the minors and made it back to the mound?

Chris Capuano feels what anyone else would feel over being placed into relief. Surprised. Even with the Brewers starting pitching pool stacked, Chris Capuano says reporting for relief duty never crossed his mind.

“No, never did I consider it. When you work and rehab to get back as a starter, you just work hard and focus on that,” says Capuano. “It’s not something I anticipated.”

By: Melissa S. Wollering

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Brewers Racing Sausages Need Spring Training, Too

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Even the Klements’ Racing Sausages were working towards regular season perfection during Saturday’s first Brewers home game of Spring Training at Maryvale Ballpark. They need to train, too, you know.

After beating the Brewers in the Spring Training opener at Scottsdale and watching Zito nail Prince Fielder with a pitch to the back, a little pride was on the line facing the San Francisco Giants again so soon. Unfortunately, the hit-by-pitch fest continued, with Pucetas nailing Rickie Weeks immediately in the first and two more Giants’ pitchers nailing two more Brewers later in the game. Fortunately, those dings didn’t seem to bother the Crew.

Randy Wolf started the game strong, retiring seven batters in two scoreless innings with two K’s, zero BB’s and only one hit. But the real pitching story of the day was the homecoming of Chris Capuano. Cappy has been rehabbing for ages, and took the mound for the first time in the Majors in two years. He has undergone two Tommy John’s surgeries. Frustrating for a guy who won 18 games in 2005 and made the All-Star team the following year. [Read more…]