The Yankees WERE HAPPY WITH Chris Capuano’s PERFORMANCE FOR THEM LAST SEASON. . It seems that they may have competition from Japan if they want with the free agent lefty in 2015.
The 36-year-old has mentioned that he’s interested in perhaps pitching in Japan next season, telling MLB Network Radio most recently, “There’s a lot of truth to it. We’re considering it.”
Capuano, who pitched for the Mets in 2011 and was an 18-game winner for Milwaukee in 2005, was 2-3 for the Yankees last season with a 4.25 ERA in 12 starts as a replacement in their decimated rotation. He made 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox earlier in the year, too.
Capuano was on the team that toured Japan after the 2014 season and gushed about Japan in an interview with Kyodo News.