Shoulder will keep Capps out through Tuesday
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."
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.
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