MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have finalized their $4.75 million, one-year contract with closer Matt Capps.

The deal was done Wednesday after Capps passed his physical. The right-hander’s contract includes a $6 million club option for the 2013 season. He will make $4.5 million in 2012, and the Twins must pay him a $250,000 buyout if they decline to exercise the option for a second year. He can earn additional performance bonuses based on his number of games finished.

Capps came in a July 2010 trade with Washington for prized prospect catcher Wilson Ramos and finished with a combined 48 saves for the Nationals and the Twins that season. But last year he slumped to 4-7 with a 4.25 ERA in 65-plus innings. He had 15 saves and blew seven opportunities.

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Comments (6)
  1. Al says:

    Fire Gardenhoser.

  2. maxey says:

    A 93-94-mph, belt-high fastball, right down the middle and with no movement. Yikes!

  3. Bad Idea says:

    Sigh… Capps is horrible.. yeah Nathan is coming off a bad injury.. but i trust him more than this clown. Why would we re-sign Capps and let Nathan go?!

  4. Obadiah says:

    Horrible teams sign horrible players because that is the only players willing to sign with a horrible team. Twins have done nothing so far in the off season to show that they will be anything other than the worst team in the AL again next year and possibly set the record for the most games lost in Twins history. Oh, how quickly they have fallen. 😦

  5. Obv. says:

    Fatt Krapps

  6. URL says:

    Nice site, nice and easy on the eyes and great content too. Do you need many drafts to make a post? 196297

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