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Marlins recall Carter Capps from Triple A to take Caminero's spot in bullpen

ATLANTA -- Carter Capps, the player the Marlins acquired in the Logan Morrison trade with Seattle, was recalled from Triple A New Orleans Wednesday morning to replace Arquimedes Caminero's vacated spot in the bullpen.

Capps struggled early on this spring as the Marlins were adjusting his delivery, adding a bit of a turn to it to provide more balance. He was sent down to the minors at the start of the season to work on it. 

He did well, going 0-1 with a 1.64 ERA in seven appearances for New Orleans. He had 17 strikeouts and just six walks in 11 innings of relief work. 

Capps has a power arm. According to Fangraphs, his average career fastball velocity is 96.4 miles per hour.

"I'm trying to get a little more use out of my legs, like I used to pitch," Capps said back in March. "When I went to Seattle, I changed some things around. I'm trying to get back to pitching the way I used to pitch."

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Flav C.

Capps' strikeout per walk ratio is much better right now, which is very positive. His Strikeout/9 innings too is pretty good. Hopefully he will be put in situations to face right-handed hitters where he has much more success than against lefties.

FYI - No Upton bros. in the lineup today, which means less strikeouts for the Braves.

Juan Yanes

Marlins make another huge mistake, Henry Rodriguez is much better reliever than Capps, also has better performance, why happened this things, sorry for fans feelings

bob

Hopefully Mike Dunn is next. Dunn down and, like Juan Yanes said, Henry Rodriguez up.

Flav C.

You guys must be relatives of Henry Rodriguez.

The guy has a 1.6 WHIP and an outrageous 10.3 BBs per 9 innings at a minor league level, playing in a bad league (Pacific League).

That is why he never survived in the major league. He walks everybody, and then gets hammered. He can survive for a while in a AAA environment, but not in the majors.

Just as a comparison, Grant Dayton has a 1.8 BBs/9 ratio. And Capps 4.9 BBs/9 ratio. Henry's BB/9 is 10.3.

Also, he is not in the 40-man roster.

Al-Kendall

Great observation, Flav C.
Some of the Marlins minor league staff need more time to develop better mechanics and also game savvy. Rodriguez is still struggling with his control, but hopefully coming closer to better results. The Marlins have serious difficulties with space on the 40-man roster, so it was very sensible to bring up Capps instead of Rodriguez. This is also one of the reasons why we should not expect to see Heaney in the rotation, barring 60-day DL injuries, until perhaps September.

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