Indians send Matsuzaka and Capps to Triple-A


The Cleveland Indians reassigned a number of players on Sunday including pitchers Matt Capps and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Both players were told in mid-March that they would not appear on the Opening Day roster for the Indians. Both have re-signed deals that will allow them to start the year at Triple-A playing for Columbus.

Capps dealt with shoulder problems to start spring training and finished the spring with just seven innings of work. Once a All-Star closer, Capps has dealt with a variety of injuries in recent years.

The Indians signed the 32-year-old Matsuzaka over the winter and gave him a chance to compete for the fifth spot in their rotation. Scott Kazmir out performed Matsuzaka who also dealt with cramps in his right leg.

Matsuzaka had a 2.70 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings of work for the Indians this spring.

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