Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Matt Capps throws against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Minnesota won the game 4-2. Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
2 Total Updates since June 25, 2012
10 months ago Update 0 comments
A lot of things haven't gone well for the Minnesota Twins this season. That's why they entered Tuesday night with the worst record in the American League.
One of the things that hasn't gone well for the Twins is Matt Capps.
Capps is earning just $4.5 million this season, which isn't a great deal of money in 2012. And Capps pitched reasonably well in the first months of the season, leaving open the possibility, at the very least, that the Twins might be able to flip him before the trade deadline for a middling prospect.
But in late June, Capps went on the Disabled List with a shoulder injury. He did return to the Twins' bullpen last Saturday, and pitched a clean inning. Good job! Then he pitched again Monday, and gave up a couple of runs against the Orioles.
Uh-oh. Here's the latest news, from MLB.com's man on the spot:
Matt Capps to the DL. Has irritation in rotator cuff. Roster move to come tonight. #MNTwins— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 17, 2012
Capps won't be eligible to come off the Disabled List until the 1st of August ... one day after the non-waiver trade deadline.
Just another thing that hasn't gone well for the Minnesota Twins this season.
11 months ago Update 0 comments
The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.
The Twins will likely use a combination of left-hander Glen Perkins and right-hander Jared Burton to fill in for Capps while he is out. The Twins recalled lefty Tyler Robertson from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster spot. He went 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA in 33 relief appearances for the Red Wings.
The Twins have had reasonable success in the setup role from Perkins and Burton, so they could mix-and-match depending on opposing team matchups. Capps had 14 saves and a 3.42 ERA in 27 games thus far for the Twins; there’s no indication of how long he might be out.