Last season, Chris Capuano came out of the bullpen for the Boston Red Sox and slid into the starting rotation for the New York Yankees. Following the 2014 campaign, he donned a Yankees jersey as he went with other Major Leaguers to Japan to pitch in the Japan series. However, his short trip to Japan could become a permanent one as he chooses where he’s going to sign this offseason.
Capuano was on MLB Network Radio yesterday afternoon where he discussed a potential opportunity to go to Japan and play there for the 2015 season.
“There’s a lot of truth to it,” Capuano said about the rumors of him wanting to play in Japan. “It piqued my interest back in 2006…we’re considering it.”
Capuano made 12 starts for the Yankees, going 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA. The Yankees have expressed interest in reuniting with Capuano, but it’s uncertain if they’re aggressively pursuing him or if the interest is simply casual.