Rockies sign Chris Capuano to minor league deal

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The veteran lefty will head to AAA but could join the Rockies' rotation soon.

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Chris Capuano, according to a major league source. The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Capuano, who was recently released by the Red Sox, will head to Triple-A Colorado Springs and is going to be stretched out as a starter. He is the second veteran arm to be brought in by the Rockies this week, joining Jair Jurrjens, who will start for the major league squad on Friday.

Because he signed a guaranteed contract with the Red Sox during the offseason, Capuano will receive approximately $1.2M from Boston and will get the league minimum from the Rockies if he cracks the major league roster. In 28 relief appearances for the Sox this year, Capuano was 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA before being designated for assignment and subsequently released.

In ten major league seasons with the Diamondbacks (2003), Brewers (2004-2010), Mets (2011), Dodgers (2012-2013) and Red Sox (2014), Capuano is the owner of a lifetime 74-84 record and 4.28 ERA. He will hope to crack a Rockies' rotation that has suffered injuries to Jordan Lyles, Tyler Chatwood, Brett Anderson, and most recently, Jhoulys Chacin.

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