MLB Rumors: Matt Capps

Jays' relief search urgent? 

April, 4, 2013
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The Toronto Blue Jays are still looking to add a relief pitcher and CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman tweeted earlier this winter that the club wants a setup man capable of closing. Such an arm shouldn't be too difficult to find, but the free agent market has thinned of such veteran relievers with ninth-inning experience.

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Teams in search of relief 

February, 2, 2013
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It's Groundhog Day and just as folks in cold places are reportedly getting some relief from the winter months with the promise of an early spring, several baseball teams are hoping to have some more relievers in tow as spring training begins in a few weeks.

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Indians bullpen snapshot 

February, 1, 2013
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The Cleveland Indians added some potential depth for the bullpen Thursday by inking veteran Matt Capps to a minor league contract with an invite to big-league spring training. Capps has experience closing, having notched 138 saves over seven-plus seasons, but spent much of last season on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, making just 30 appearances.

The Indians will start the season with Chris Perez as the closer and fellow right-hander Vinnie Pestano the main setup man. After that the roles aren't entirely clear, nor are the names that will head to Cleveland come April.

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Can Jays rely on Santos? 

January, 19, 2013
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Last winter, the Toronto Blue Jays traded for Sergio Santos to be their closer. The move didn't work out well, though, as the right-hander missed most of the season with a shoulder injury. That seems to be giving the club some pause about whether Santos can be counted on.

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