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  • Capps reinstated from DL, Waldrop optioned to Rochester

    The Twins have reinstated reliever Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list.

    Capps was placed on the disabled list on June 25 (retroactive to June 24) with right shoulder inflammation. In his two outings with the Fort Myers Miracle Capps worked two innings while striking out one against Florida State League competition.

    To clear room, the Twins have optioned reliever Kyle Waldrop to Rochester.

    In Capps' absence, the Twins have used Glen Perkins and Jared Burton as the team's closers. Perkins worked nine innings, striking out eight and walking just one while converting four of five save opportunities. Burton pitched 8.2 innings while posting a 6/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio while converting on both of his save opportunities. With Capps back in the fold, Burton and Perkins may return to their previous set-up roles.
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    1. Parker Hageman's Avatar
      Parker Hageman -
      You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?78...stated-from-DL
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Good news, hopefully some teams out there need some bullpen help down the stretch and the Twins can get something for him.
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      Option out your own guy who's pitched very well in last 3yrs........keep old retread pitchers who dont have good AAA/mlb numbers......classic Twins
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      Option out your own guy who's pitched very well in last 3yrs........keep old retread pitchers who dont have good AAA/mlb numbers......classic Twins
      Capps hasn't pitched well?

      Besides, he has value to other teams. You think the Twins should ignore that when the trade deadline is less than three weeks away?
    1. diehardtwinsfan's Avatar
      diehardtwinsfan -
      yeah, this has to be a "showcase" type move in hopes of dumping capps... Doubt they will get much for him, but I want nothing to do with that option, so trading him for a C prospect right now would be nice.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
      yeah, this has to be a "showcase" type move in hopes of dumping capps... Doubt they will get much for him, but I want nothing to do with that option, so trading him for a C prospect right now would be nice.
      Given the Twins current bullpen, Capps is expendable. There is no reason not to trade him and get what you can for the guy. Hopefully some teams really need a "closer" (gags a little).
    1. Mr. Ed's Avatar
      Mr. Ed -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Given the Twins current bullpen, Capps is expendable. There is no reason not to trade him and get what you can for the guy. Hopefully some teams really need a "closer" (gags a little).
      Capps will be dealt, if at all, to someone needing a setup man.

      And the Twins likely will have to pay most if not all, of the salary.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      The Twins will keep Capps around for 2013, I promise you this.
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Capps hasn't pitched well?

      Besides, he has value to other teams. You think the Twins should ignore that when the trade deadline is less than three weeks away?
      My fault....of course Capps.....talkin bout Jeff Gray/Casey Fien
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      The Twins will keep Capps around for 2013, I promise you this.
      I don't think so. With the bullpen already consisting of Burton, Perkins, and later Duensing again, the Twins don't need an expensive guy to anchor their pen. That money would be far better served on a starter and I think JR knows that.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      I don't think so. With the bullpen already consisting of Burton, Perkins, and later Duensing again, the Twins don't need an expensive guy to anchor their pen. That money would be far better served on a starter and I think JR knows that.
      Like it would have been better not signing an expensive bullpen anchor while getting a much needed draft pick last offseason?

      Does JR really know that?
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      The Twins will keep Capps around for 2013, I promise you this.
      Under Bill Smith, they definitely would have kept him around. This year, I think he's established some trade value, and there are enough teams trying to make a push for the playoffs that need some bullpen help. Someone will trade for him.

      I'm not sure how much we'll get, but he will probably be gone this year. If not by the end of July, he will be by the end of August before the waiver trade deadline.
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      Thank goodness he's back. Perkins is not a good closer. Burton did fairly well in the role, yet I think Capps is better. We need to get this trade bait going too.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      Like it would have been better not signing an expensive bullpen anchor while getting a much needed draft pick last offseason?

      Does JR really know that?
      That was also before the emergence of Burton. While I hated retaining Capps instead of taking the pick, I understand JR's hesitation in heading to 2012 without a solid right-hander out of the pen.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      That was also before the emergence of Burton. While I hated retaining Capps instead of taking the pick, I understand JR's hesitation in heading to 2012 without a solid right-hander out of the pen.
      You know how bullpens fluctuate from year to year RP. One year a guys balls and the next he can't find the strikezone it's just how pens work.

      If the Twins are stupid enough to think Burton is gonna repeat his first half 2012 again then god help this organization.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      You know how bullpens fluctuate from year to year RP. One year a guys balls and the next he can't find the strikezone it's just how pens work.

      If the Twins are stupid enough to think Burton is gonna repeat his first half 2012 again then god help this organization.
      Oh, he won't repeat the performance but he's no less of a sure thing than Capps in a lot of ways. And if that's the case, why keep Capps?
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Oh, he won't repeat the performance but he's no less of a sure thing than Capps in a lot of ways. And if that's the case, why keep Capps?
      There's ya go, if they get rid of Capps it's cause they he's a chip. Not cause of Burton or anyother RHP in the pen.

      But I don't think they're gonna, Gardy loves him and you know the preimum this team places on getting 3 stupid outs.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      There's ya go, if they get rid of Capps it's cause they he's a chip. Not cause of Burton or anyother RHP in the pen.

      But I don't think they're gonna, Gardy loves him and you know the preimum this team places on getting 3 stupid outs.
      Correction: the three most important outs.

      Because all other outs only count for 3/5ths of an out.
    1. DPJ's Avatar
      DPJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketpig View Post
      Correction: the three most important outs.

      Because all other outs only count for 3/5ths of an out.
      Who's to say they're the most important outs. What if there's a couple on and no outs in the 7th or 8th?

      The bottom line is they're 3 outs that any respectable arm can get but the Twins have always placed a premium on them. Hell as crazy as it sound keeping Capps and having Perkins and Burton stay in the fireman role in either the 6th, 7th or 8th might be best for this team.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by DPJ View Post
      Who's to say they're the most important outs. What if there's a couple on and no outs in the 7th or 8th?

      The bottom line is they're 3 outs that any respectable arm can get but the Twins have always placed a premium on them. Hell as crazy as it sound keeping Capps and having Perkins and Burton stay in the fireman role in either the 6th, 7th or 8th might be best for this team.
      Oh, come on. You had to know I was joking there.
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