Carter Capps, Stephen Pryor –> Seattle
The recent trades left the M’s with one open 40-man roster spot, and today the M’s decided to give that spot to hard-throwing reliever Carter Capps. Ryan Divish of the TNT reports that Capps will be added and called up to Seattle on Tuesday, along with Pryor. Pryor was in Tacoma on a rehab stint initially, but was officially optioned 10 days ago; this doesn’t matter so much, though obviously it’d be great if they didn’t need to use an option with Capps.
As we’ve mentioned, both have elite velocity, but very different mechanics – Pryor is an over-the-top pitcher, while Capps utilizes a weird, low-3/4 delivery that I can’t wait to see in action. Would’ve liked to have seen Capps in Tacoma, but it’s getting harder and harder to argue that he needs more work. As it stands, he faced four batters in AAA, with one flyout and three K’s.