SAPPORO – Coming off two solid starts for the MLB squad during its current tour of Japan, journeyman left-hander Chris Capuano is more eager than ever to satisfy his longtime interest and pitch in Japan.
The 36-year-old Capuano has been leaning this way since visiting Japan with the last MLB All-Star squad to visit these shores in 2006. He became thoroughly hooked after reading about the philosophy of Japanese archery. And now that he is out of contract following a season split between the American League’s Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, Japanese clubs have reportedly been interested in signing him. Should that call come, expect Capuano to answer.