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  1. More shoulder problems for Matt Capps

    Feb 20, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

    Matt Capps

    Matt Capps missed most of last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery and now the right-hander’s attempt to make the Indians out of spring training has been stalled by more shoulder problems. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Capps will be shut down for at least two weeks with a…

  2. Indians re-sign Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps

    Mar 26, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

    The past week has been filled with teams releasing veteran players who were signed to minor-league deals because they didn’t want to pay them a $100,000 bonus for accepting assignments to Triple-A. And now we’re seeing teams re-signing those same players to new minor-league deals that don’t require the same bonus payment, as the Indians…

  3. Indians release Matt Capps

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Matt Capps

    Last week the Indians informed Matt Capps that he wouldn’t be making the Opening Day roster and today they released the veteran reliever. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians may still try to re-sign Capps to a new minor-league deal, but in the meantime they released him to avoid paying…

  4. Daisuke Matsuzaka accepts Indians’ assignment to Triple-A

    Mar 18, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

    This morning the Indians informed Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps that they won’t be making the Opening Day roster, with the hopes that both pitchers would accept an assignment to Triple-A. No word yet from Capps, but Matsuzaka has told the team he’ll head to the minors, no doubt realizing that the Indians aren’t exactly…

  5. Indians tell Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps they won’t make Opening Day roster

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Cleveland Indians

    Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps are among the players in Indians camp on minor-league deals, but this morning the team told both pitchers they won’t be making the Opening Day roster. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com the Indians are hoping both veterans accept assignments to the minors, which would come with $100,000 bonuses and…

  6. Indians add Matt Capps to bullpen mix on minor league deal

    Jan 31, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Cleveland has signed right-hander Matt Capps to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Due to a mix of injuries and blown saves Capps lost his closer job in Minnesota after the Twins overpaid to acquire and then keep him, but if healthy he’s a perfectly decent setup man with a 3.52…

  7. Scott Boras is trying to drum up interest in Jose Valverde

    Jan 21, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    Now that he’s found a taker for Rafael Soriano on a heavily deferred deal, Scott Boras is trying to get teams interested in ex-Tigers closer Jose Valverde. Valverde, 34, was 49-for-49 saving games for the Tigers in 2011 and 35-for-40 last season, but the postseason meltdown that saw him give up nine runs in 2…

  8. Bargain-hunting Rays still have some holes

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman

    The Rays have spent some money this winter, adding Yunel Escobar for shortstop, James Loney for first base and Roberto Hernandez to the pitching staff. Their rotation is fine even with James Shields gone and the infield might be set, if Ben Zobrist plays second base, but the team still has some needs as is.…

  9. Marlins interested in free agent reliever Matt Capps

    Jan 13, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    From Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins “are among several teams in talks” with the agent for righty reliever Matt Capps. The Twins declined a $6 million club option on Capps in late October after the 29-year-old was limited to just 29 1/3 innings in 2012 because of a shoulder…

  10. Mets looking around for bullpen help

    Dec 29, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets are “scouring” the market for bullpen help. He mentions Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps among those still available, but it’s unclear whether the Mets have any interest in those specific pitchers. Frank Francisco had surgery earlier this month to remove a bone spur from his…

  11. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  12. Twins talking extension with reliever Jared Burton

    Nov 10, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

    Jared Burton Getty

    Jared Burton had to settle for a minor league contract with the Twins last offseason following consecutive injury-plagued seasons as a member of the Reds, but he could soon get a pretty nice payday. According to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500, the Twins are currently discussing a contract extension with Burton. The 31-year-old right-hander is…

  13. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  14. Twins decline Matt Capps’ $6 million option for 2013

    Oct 24, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Minnesota has finally decided to say goodbye to Matt Capps, declining his $6 million option for 2013 and paying the 29-year-old right-hander a $250,000 buyout. That ends one of the more head-scratching love affairs in recent memory, as the Twins gave up Wilson Ramos to get Capps from the Nationals in mid-2010 and then paid…

  15. Twins activate Matt Capps from disabled list

    Sep 24, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Matt Capps

    Matt Capps is back from the disabled list after missing the past two months with a shoulder injury, but in his absence Glen Perkins left no doubt that he’s the Twins’ best closer option. Since taking over as closer Perkins has converted 14-of-15 save chances with a 1.91 ERA and 35/4 K/BB ratio in 38…

  16. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  17. Matt Capps placed back on the disabled list

    Jul 17, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

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    The Twins gave right-handed reliever Matt Capps a couple weeks off leading into the All-Star break due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder. But that period of rest apparently did not do the trick. Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that Capps has been placed back on the 15-day disabled list due to ongoing discomfort. This…

  18. So who’s available at the trade deadline?

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The non-waiver trade deadline is coming. July 31, as usual. After a slow beginning to crazy season due to so many teams being in contention or erroneously believing so, the rumblings are getting louder. It’s great fun, yes? Over the next couple of weeks, we will obviously be writing individual posts for each of the…

  19. Twins to activate Matt Capps from disabled list tomorrow

    Jul 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Matt Capps

    Matt Capps has been out since June 23 with a shoulder injury, but Dan Cook of WCOO reports that the Twins will activate the closer from the disabled list prior to tomorrow’s second-half opener against the A’s. Glen Perkins and Jared Burton have basically split closing duties in Capps’ absence, with Perkins getting a larger…

  20. Twins closer Matt Capps goes on DL with shoulder injury

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Matt Capps

    Minnesota’s chances of getting something for Matt Capps at the trade deadline took a hit yesterday, as the Twins announced that the closer is headed for the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Capps stayed on the active roster for more than a week while hurt and then looked terrible in one appearance, at which…

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2012, 5:47 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    White Sox 2, Rays 1: Chris Sale: 15Ks and three hits in seven and a third. Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer. Red Sox 7, Tigers 4: Jim Leyland said that we saw what we saw and should write what we saw, so let’s do that: The Red Sox’ second inning rally never should have happened…

  22. Miguel Cabrera is better than Matt Capps

    May 27, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    We knew this already, though, right? With a man on in the top of the ninth, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera took an 0-2 fastball from Matt Capps to dead center for his ninth homer Sunday, giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead they wouldn’t relinquish in a victory over the Twins. It was the first blown save…

  23. Only four closers have yet to blow a save this season

    May 17, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    This has been a rough first six weeks for closers, as half the teams in baseball have a new guy in the ninth-inning role due to poor performances and/or injuries. Of the closers left standing only four guys have at least five saves without a blown save and showing someone the list before the season…

  24. Jered Weaver stymies Twins for first career no-hitter

    May 3, 2012, 12:27 AM EDT

    weaver getty

    We’ve got a big no-no alert tonight out in Anaheim. Angels starter Jered Weaver is just three outs away from completing a no-hitter against the Twins. He’s fanned eight batters and walked just one in a dominant showing against a punchless Minnesota lineup, and is sitting on 111 pitches as the game moves to the…

  25. Glen Perkins diagnosed with forearm inflammation

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Glen Perkins coughed up an eighth-inning lead and took the loss yesterday afternoon against the Rangers and rather than travel with the Twins to New York he stayed in Minnesota to undergo an MRI exam on his sore arm Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that no structural damage was found and Perkins has been diagnosed…

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