MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins closer Matt Capps is dealing with a sore right shoulder and won’t pitch until at least Tuesday, manager Ron Gardenhire said before Sunday’s series finale against Milwaukee.
Capps last pitched in Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Brewers. He entered the ninth inning with a 3-3 tie and was hit with a loss when he gave up a two-run homer to Martin Maldonado.
“He came in the next morning and he was pretty sore,” Gardenhire said of Capps. “We backed him off, checked him out. Everything looked good. . . . Just a little inflammation in there. He’s doing all his exercises and should be ready to go Tuesday.”
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Capps has just one blown save this season but has lost three games in which he entered with a tie. He is 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA in 26 appearances.