Twins Agree To Contracts With Capps And Perkins

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have avoided salary arbitration with a pair of relief pitchers, agreeing to one-year contracts with right-hander Matt Capps for $7.15 million and left-hander Glen Perkins for $700,000.

The Twins announced the deals on Tuesday, when major league teams were to exchange proposed 2011 salaries with their players in arbitration. Left-hander Francisco Liriano, right-hander Kevin Slowey and left fielder Delmon Young also are in arbitration this year.

Capps came to Minnesota in a trade last July with the Washington Nationals, posting a 2.00 ERA over 27 innings with 16 saves for the Twins. With the expected return of Joe Nathan from elbow surgery, Capps gives the Twins two established closers to anchor their bullpen.

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