Matt Capps wants to wipe out 2011's boos

Twins reliever Matt Capps is on a mission. After a terrible 2011, he tells the Pioneer Press he doesn’t want fans to remember him as a bad pitcher. He knows fans were booing him, and he didn’t like it. Capps, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday to close games at Target Field, says he wants to prove he can do better.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

Twins reliever Matt Capps is on a mission. After a terrible 2011, he tells the Pioneer Press he doesn’t want fans to remember him as a bad pitcher. He knows fans were booing him, and he didn’t like it. Capps, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday to close games at Target Field, says he wants to prove he can do better.

Next Up

Related

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.

Capps could be back after All-Star break

Twins' closer Matt Capps is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday, and then head to Fort Myers, Florida for a rehab stint. The right-hander is on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, but the team hopes to have him back in the bullpen after next week's All-Star break.

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.

Capps sidelined with sore shoulder, Mauer returns to lineup

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says Matt Capps is dealing with soreness in his right shoulder, but hopes he is ready to pitch Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Twins closer gave up a two-run homer during Friday night's loss to the Brewers. Meanwhile, Joe Mauer is back in as catcher after sitting out Saturday's game with a sore hamstring.

Capps hopes to pitch yet this season, Pavano next season

A couple of injury updates to for Twins pitchers Carl Pavano and Matt Capps were unveiled on Friday. Pavano is out for the season with a strained shoulder, but he hopes to pitch again in 2013. "I don't want to go out this way," Pavano told the Pioneer Press.

Twins put Capps on 15-day disabled list

As expected, Twins closer Matt Capps has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury. Lefthander Tyler Robertson has been called up from Triple-A Rochester to take his roster spot.