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Rays Are Interested in Jose Capellan

As Jake hoped earlier in the day with his post, the Rays, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal are indeed interested in Milwaukee Brewers' reliever Jose Capellan.

As the industry-wide search for bullpen help continues, the Giants, Rockies, Devil Rays and Nationals have expressed interest in trading for Brewers Class AAA right-hander Jose Capellan, has learned.

Looking at the teams interested I'm quite sure that if we want him, we will get him. The Nationals really can't touch what the Rays and Rockies can give up, and the Rays have more depth than the Rocks, leading me to believe it's a safe bet that if the price is reasonable we'll land him.

Capellan is only 26 and after spending 2003 and 2004 with the Braves was traded to the Brewers in the Dan Kolb deal (whoops) but asked the Brew Crew for a trade after being the 26th man in spring.

Through 95 career innings, Cap has posted a 4.72 ERA, even with a load of those innings coming in the hitter friendly Miller Park amongst the other NL Central hitters' galleries.

If Capellan were acquired it could spell the end of the line for either Shawn Camp or Ruddy Lugo, both of whom have struggled early on this season after being slated as key set-up men, only to be displaced by the likes of Brian Stokes, and potentially Jae-Kuk Ryu.