When Capps debuted the delivery with the Miami Marlins in 2015, MLB reviewed his delivery and found it to be legal under existing pitching rules, as long as he dragged his foot after the hop instead of picking it up from the ground.

Capps told reporters today he’s “corrected” his delivery since the Padres posted that video.


Realistically, Capps—who’s returning from Tommy John surgery that made him miss the entire 2016 season, and expected to be a crucial member of the San Diego bullpen this season—will continue to use this delivery, and umpires will be left to subjectively determine whether or not his back foot is coming off the ground (yes) and whether or not they want to actually do anything about it (we’ll see).