Report: Red Sox, SP Capuano 'talking'

Report: Red Sox, SP Capuano 'talking'
February 18, 2014, 10:15 pm
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The Red Sox are already on the prowl for a pitcher to fill the void left by Ryan Dempster.

Chris Capuano and the Red Sox have been talking, according to Ken Rosenthal, of Fox Sports.

Capuano, who has been in the Big Leagues since 2003, has a career 4.27 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 238 games (209 starts) with a 73-83 record.

Primarily a starter, Capuano does have some experience in the reliever role. He would seem to fit the same kind of role Dempster would have with the Sox, as some felt Dempster would have gone back and forth.

He had his best years while with the Milwaukee Brewers, including his 2005 season when he went 18-12 with a 3.99 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.

Capuano spent the last two seasons with the Dodgers, making 57 appearances including 53 starts. He pitched in his first postseason last season, coming out of the pen to pitch three innings of scoreless ball, walking three and striking out three to earn the win.

Capuano is a Springfield, MA native.