Estimated Return Date: 2018-03-01
Capps had successful thoracic outlet syndrome surgery Saturday and is expected to be ready for spring training, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
That timetable may be a little optimistic, but it still sounds like it's possible Capps could be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season. He was a popular speculatory saves stash this year, but injuries prevented any payoff. Unless the Padres trade Brad Hand this winter, the best Capps can hope for is a setup role upon his return.