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Capps, Padres reportedly avoid arbitration

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The Padres reportedly avoided arbitration with hard-throwing right-hander Carter Capps on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with the reliever for $1.06 million, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

The club has not confirmed the report.

The Padres reportedly avoided arbitration with hard-throwing right-hander Carter Capps on Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal with the reliever for $1.06 million, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

The club has not confirmed the report.

Acquired from the Marlins in 2015, Capps made his highly anticipated debut for the Padres last season after Tommy John surgery. Capps, 27, posted a 6.57 ERA in 11 appearances before his season ended due to a blood clot that doctors believe was related to thoracic outlet syndrome.

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Capps headed into the offseason expecting to undergo surgery to address the syndrome, which compresses nerves and vessels in the upper chest area. The club expects him to return in 2018.

Capps enjoyed a breakout season for the Marlins in 2015, using his high velocity and unique delivery to post a 1.16 ERA over 30 appearances. But injuries have limited him to 11 games in two seasons with San Diego.

Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com.

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