The Twins have reached a one-year deal with free agent closer Matt Capps. General Manager Terry Ryan says the Twins' organization believes Capps will bounce back after struggling last season. The righthander finished 4-7 with a 4.25 ERA and 15 saves before losing his job to Joe Nathan.
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Notes on Capps, Buehrle, Cuddyer and more
La Velle Neal III of the Star Tribune reports the Twins are finalizing a deal with closer Matt Capps. Capps lost his closer role to Joe Nathan midway through last season. Neal also reports the Twins can't afford to sign Mark Buehrle, but will be making a strong push to re-sign Michael Cuddyer.
Twins' Matt Capps eyes return 'for all of September'
Ailing Twins relief pitcher Matt Capps says it's his goal -- not his trainers' or doctors' -- to be back with the team "for all of September." The right-hander has only thrown three innings of spot relief since June 15 due to his shoulder injury, which has been upgraded from inflammation to irritation in his rotator cuff.
Spring Training 2012: Gardy set to take his chances with Matt Capps
As the Twins' pitchers and catchers head to Fort Myers, Fla., this week, manager Ron Gardenhire tells Fox Sports North that he has a lot of confidence in Matt Capps to step into the closer role in 2012.
Twins keeping interest in Matt Capps
Matt Capps struggled through much of last season with the Twins, but that doesn't mean Minnesota doesn't want him back. Capps, a free-agent, could return to the Twins if he's given the closer role. Capps' agent, Paul Kinzer says the Twins valued Capps' toughness.
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