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Chris Capuano
Jun 1: Capuano has been moved to the Yankees' bullpen, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Capuano has been a disaster in three starts this season, posting a 6.39 ERA as a starter. He'll move to the pen with the Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) set to rejoin the rotation Wednesday.

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May 29: Capuano (0-3) gave up four runs (three earned), six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in Friday's loss to Oakland. The results have not been good at all in any of Capuano's three starts with the Yankees this year, and it's highly questionable how long they'll be willing to keep him in the rotation. For now, the Yankees' dearth of options means the veteran will probably draw another start Wednesday against Seattle.

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May 24: Capuano took the loss on Sunday as he gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits over 4.1 innings against the Texas Rangers. The lefty gave up an RBI double and a two-run home run that accounted for all of the scoring against him on the day, but was hit hard throughout and was removed in the fifth inning despite throwing 64 percent of his pitches for strikes. Capuano is now 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA through two starts and will need to start turning in better appearances if he wants to keep a spot in the rotation. His next start will come against the Athletics on Friday.

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May 18: Capuano lasted just three innings in his season debut, allowing four runs in Sunday's loss to the Royals. It wasn't a great outing for Capuano as he struggled to get deep into the game, allowing the first four batters of the fourth inning to reach base before being replaced by Esmil Rogers. With two scheduled off days this week, Capuano will get some extra time off in between starts as he'll look to get back on track next Sunday against the Rangers.

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May 17: Capuano (quadriceps) was officially activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday in advance of his start against the Royals. The Yankees optioned reliever Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Capuano, who will be making his season debut for the Yankees. The 36-year-old covered 10.2 innings across his two rehab starts at Triple-A, striking out seven batters and posting a 2.53 ERA. He'll likely stick around as the Yankees' fifth starter until Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) or Chase Whitley (elbow) returns from the DL.

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May 15: Capuano (quadriceps) will come off the DL to start Sunday against the Royals, YES Network's Meredith Marakovits reports. Capuano will effectively replace Chase Whitley (elbow) in the rotation, but the team will slot him in Sunday and move Nathan Eovaldi and Adam Warren back to Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. In his third and final minor league rehab outing, Capuano tossed six innings of two-run ball with three strikeouts and zero walks for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barres (76 pitches).

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May 15: Capuano (quad) will be activated off the DL and will likely start Wednesday against the Nationals. Capuano worked his way up to 90 pitches in his last rehab start, and while manager Joe Girardi mentioned that he may have one more start in the minors before being activated, the injury to Chase Whitley (elbow) opened up a spot in the rotation. He pitched well in his rehab starts, but the lefty may have to succeed in the majors as well to keep his spot in the rotation once Ivan Nova (elbow) returns.

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May 11: Capuano (quad) is slated to throw 90 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News reports. Capuano has already been stretched out to 75 pitches in his previous start, so it appears this could be his final rehab game before rejoining the big league rotation. Manager Joe Girardi indicated the team would check how Capuano feels after the start, but barring any issues, it looks as though his next start after Tuesday will come in the majors.

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May 7: Capuano (quad) is scheduled to throw five innings or 75 pitches with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, and may only need one more start after that before being activated, the NY Post reports. Capuano began his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa, tossing four scoreless innings with four strikeouts and will now ramp up the workload. If all goes well in Thursday's start as well as his next one after that, it appears Capuano could be on track to rejoin the big league club at some point in mid-May.

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May 2: Capuano (quad) will start a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Saturday, The Westchester Journal News reports. Capuano has been throwing in extended spring games and is slated to throw four innings or 60 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that the lefty may only need three minor league rehab starts before rejoining the big league club, so it's possible Capuano can return in mid-to-late May and slot into the open rotation spot created by the injury to Masahiro Tanaka (forearm).

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Apr 22: Capuano (quad) is scheduled to throw two innings in an extended spring game Wednesday, The Westchester Journal News reports. Capuano began throwing live batting practice sessions last week and has been able to get through those without incident. The lefty remains at least a few weeks out from a return to the major league roster, but a rehab assignment could be the next step depending on how he feels after pitching Wednesday.

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Apr 16: Capuano (quad) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Thursday, The Westchester Journal News reports. Capuano hasn't undergone much activity since suffering a quad strain early in spring training, so Thursday's session will be a significant step forward if he makes it through without incident. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that the 36-year-old is still about a month away, so he'll likely be out until mid-to-late May. Adam Warren has been filling in as the fifth starter in his absence, and with Ivan Nova slated to return toward the end of May or beginning of June, it's unclear what role Capuano will fill when healthy.

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Apr 4: Capuano (quad) was placed on the 15-day DL, MLB.com reports. Capuano is expected to miss the month of April with the injury.

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Mar 12: Manager Joe Girardi indicated Thursday that Capuano (quad) is expected to miss the month of April, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports. Capuano was covering first base when the injury occurred, and it appears the issue is severe enough (Grade 2) to force him out at least a month. It remains to be seen who will take his spot in the rotation, but the Yankees will need to replace another starter for the beginning of the 2015 campaign.

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Mar 11: Capuano underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed a Grade 2 strain in his right quad. The extent of the injury means Capuano will likely begin the season on the disabled list, with no exact timetable given yet. The 36-year-old was being looked at as the leading candidate to slot in as the team's fifth starter, a spot that will likely be filled by either Adam Warren or Esmil Rogers in his absence.

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Mar 11: Capuano suffered a strained right quad in Wednesday's spring training game and will undergo a MRI, Pete Caldera of The Record reports. Capuano's injury occurred while he was attempting to cover first base, and, depending on the results of the scan, it could cause him to miss an extended period of spring training. The team should provide an update on his status when the results of the MRI are available.

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Mar 11: Capuano exited Wednesday's game after just seven pitches, suffering a lower-body injury while attempting to cover first on a ground ball, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports. Capuano exited immediately following the play, but it's unclear exactly what injury he suffered. He's slated as the Yankees' fifth starter heading into the season, but an injury could change things. He should be considered day-to-day for now, but the team should release more information on his injury at some point in the near future.

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Feb 26: Capuano will enter spring training with a chance to earn a spot in the starting rotation. Capuano made the start in all 12 of his appearances with the Yankees last season after serving as a long reliever with the Red Sox in the first half of 2014, and he'll be given a chance to reprise that role in the starting rotation in 2015. The club's top four pitchers appear to be set, so Capuano will likely have to compete with Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers for the fifth spot. With Ivan Nova set to return from Tommy John surgery in May or June, it could just be a temporary assignment before getting pushed back to the bullpen upon Nova's return.

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