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Twins To Shut Closer Capps Down For ‘A While’

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shoulder injury that sent Minnesota closer Matt Capps back to the disabled list has worsened, and the right-hander will miss the next several weeks.

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday the MRI on Capps’ shoulder showed more irritation in his rotator cuff. He will be shut down indefinitely, longer than the 15-day minimum stay. Capps first went to the DL on June 25. He came off last Friday, pitched twice and had to be put back on with more discomfort.

Ryan says he hopes Capps can heal with rest and therapy, rather than surgery. With the Twins out of the race, Capps could have been dealt to a contender before the deadline. Ryan says he’s more concerned about Capps’ health than “worrying about a trade chip.”

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