Report: MLB contacted Marlins over Carter Capps’ weird delivery

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, MLB has contacted the Miami Marlins regarding Carter Capps illegal delivery.

Marlins general manager Dan Jennings told Rosenthal that Capps’ issue “has been worked on and corrected.”

Capps said that he and Major League Baseball discussed his issues. Via

Capps’ mechanics came into question last Thursday, when he was pitching in the ninth inning for Triple-A New Orleans. Each of Capps’ first two pitches against Omaha were called illegal pitches, resulting in automatic balls. Rather than have Capps change his delivery, which could lead to injury, he was instructed to intentionally walk the batter. After the four pitches, Capps was replaced. The next day, the Marlins contacted Major League Baseball seeking clarification on what Capps, who has 88 games of big league experience, was doing wrong. “They just said they wanted me to make sure I dragged my foot and not get too elevated in the air, and make sure it’s more on a lateral plane,” Capps said. “As long as I do that, they have no problem with it. But it was very strange.” He means the chat was strange, but so is his delivery. You’d think losing contact with the ground might be bad for velocity, and yet Capps, who has been able to get his fastball into the upper 90s ever since coming up with the Mariners in 2012, is throwing just as hard as ever, about 98 mph.

Check out Capps’ delivery for yourself and give us your opinion on whether or not his pitches are legal.

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