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.
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.
Twins closer Matt Capps is headed back to the 15 day DL with shoulder soreness. It's his second trip to the DL in the last month. Taking his spot on the roster is Nick Blackburn, who put together two good starts after being demoted to AAA Rochester. Blackburn's ERA with the Twins this season is 8.10.
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 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.
Ryan Doumit's mammoth two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning tied the game, 4-4, but Matt Capps gave up a run in the ninth and the Indians beat the Twins, 5-4 at Target Field.
Josh Willingham's brilliant start to the season continued Friday night in the Twins' 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Willingham smacked a three-run double to give the Twins the lead. The double extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games.
Matt Capps admits he had a lousy 2011, but 2010 wasn't so bad. How many saves did he have for the Nationals and Twins? For the answer, click on the headline above.
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.