Friday, December 2, 2011
Capuano signs with Dodgers
By Mike Mazzeo
Ex-Mets left-hander Chris Capuano has agreed to a contract with the Dodgers, sources told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.
ESPN's Jim Bowden reports the deal is worth $10 million over two years.
Capuano served as a valuable back-of-the-rotation starter for the Mets last season, going 11-11 with a 4.55 ERA.
The 33-year-old was coming off a pair of Tommy John surgeries when he signed an incentive-laden one-year contract in New York. He ended up turning a $1.5 million base salary into $3.925 million based on innings/starts.
Capuano's season-highlight with the Mets came on Aug. 26 against when he struck out a career-high 13 and finished off a complete-game, two-hit shutout.
The Mets conceded at the end of the year that Capuano had pitched himself out of their price range.
New York's projected rotation heading into the 2012 season is Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee.
The Mets don't have any internal minor-league options that are ready for the big leagues at this point, so they'll have to look outside the organization if they want depth in case of emergency or injury.