Twins activate Capps from DL, option Waldrop

BY foxsports • July 12, 2012

The Minnesota Twins will reinstate closer Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list before the team resumes play after the All-Star break. To make room for Capps on the roster, the Twins will option right-handed reliever Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Rochester.

Capps was put on the DL on June 25 after a flare-up of inflammation in his right shoulder. He made two appearances with High Class-A Fort Myers during a brief rehabilitation stint. During those games, he allowed one hit and one unearned run in two innings.

In 27 games with the Twins before the injury, Capps had a 3.42 ERA and 14 saves. While Capps was out, the Twins closed games with a combination of right-hander Jared Burton and left-hander Glen Perkins.

Waldrop began the season on the DL with a right elbow strain. He made his 2012 Twins debut on June 29 and pitched in four games before the All-Star break, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings.

The Twins also announced their starting rotation after the break: Francisco Liriano, Cole De Vries, Brian Duensing, Scott Diamond and Samuel Deduno. Of those five, only Liriano began the 2012 season in the rotation. And only Liriano and Duensing were even in the majors to start the season.

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