The Dodgers are closing in on a two-year, $10MM deal with left-hander Chris Capuano that will round out the team's rotation and may signify the end of Hiroki Kuroda's tenure in Los Angeles. Capuano joins Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly and Nathan Eovaldi in the Dodgers' rotation after a bounce-back season with the Mets. He has the chance to earn $1MM in incentives.
Capuano, who has had two Tommy John surgeries, didn’t pitch in the Major Leagues in 2008 or 2009. He returned to the Brewers in 2010 and pitched effectively, mostly out of the bullpen. Then, in 2011, he posted a 4.55 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 42.7% ground ball rate in 186 innings for the Mets.