ESPN’s Adam Rubin has Chris Capuano’s salary specifics. $1.5 million dollars is guaranteed, with incentives that could earn Capuano up to $4.675 million . . . if Capuano make 32 starts, throws more than 200 innings, makes the All Star team, and finds himself named Comeback Player of the Year. If you mess around with the figures, it’s hard to see a scenario where Capuano pitches and doesn’t earn his salary.
Of course, he has to actually pitch, which is the big one. That being the case, Capuano finished last season healthy and just passed his physical — this new front office actually bothers to give physicals to pitching acquisitions with elbow troubles — so I think it’s alright to be cautiously optimistic about his arm.