ESPN connects new Red Sox pitcher (and Massachusetts native) Chris Capuano to the club’s other intellectual reliever, Craig Breslow. Breslow, as has been reported ad infinitum, is a graduate of Yale with a major in biochemistry and biophysics. Capuano got his economics degree from Duke University, where held a 3.86 GPA. That’s where Capuano met his wife, Sarah, who also grew up in the Bay State. Not surprising, then, that Capuano favored the World Champs over calls from the Orioles and Mariners when his team of last year, the Dodgers, didn’t exercise his option.
More from the news and blogs on the Capuano signing:
- The Boston Globe on the impact of the Red Sox’ 1986 World Series on an 8-year old Capuano.
- You can get to know Capuano a little better in this video interview with NESN’s Tom Caron.
- MassLive.com covers Capuano’s two Tommy John surgeries and how those have impacted his performance.
- BoSox Injection posits that Capuano and the Red Sox signings of Edward Mujica and Burke Badenhop this off-season signals a changing club philosophy.
- CBS Boston’s Dan Roche has a little background on Capuano, including the tidbit that Fenway is the only park he hasn’t pitched in as a big leaguer.