ESPN’s Jayson Stark says the Kansas City Royals are likely finished with any major pitching acquisitions this offseason, hoping to instead keep their prospects in house and find possible solutions for the rotation at a smaller price. That said, there are still free agency options for them to explore, one of which includes Chris Capuano, the former pitcher for the Brewers and Mets.
Stark writes, “Speaking of Kansas City, teams that have been in touch with the Royals say they’re no longer looking to make a deal for a potential top-of-the-rotation starter, now that they’ve traded for Jonathan Sanchez. At this point, the Royals prefer to hang onto their prospects and fish for back-of-the-rotation options in the free-agent pool. One potential option if they can’t re-sign Bruce Chen: Chris Capuano.”
After three injury plagued seasons, Capuano put in a full season of work for the Mets last year starting 31 games and going 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA. He’s only 33 and can still get hitters out with 168 strikeouts in 186 innings pitched.