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Twins To Bring Back Capps

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 7:49 am

With Joe Nathan already gone, the Twins did what they had to do, resigning closer Matt Capps. Although Capps was repeatedly booed at Target Field throughout a rocky 2011 season, the Minnesota Twins will bring him back for another shot.

According to multiple reports, the Twins have agreed to a one-year deal plus an option with Capps. The Associated Press reported the deal includes a salary of $4.5 million in 2012 and a $6 million option for 2013 with a $250,000 buyout.

The Twins will bank on several players returning to their 2010 form next season, and Capps is certainly high on that list. The right-hander struggled with forearm and wrist discomfort last season while posting a 4.25 ERA with nine blown saves and only 34 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings.

This after posting a 2.47 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 73 innings in 2010 for the Washington Nationals and Twins.

Capps earned over $7 million in 2011 and the Twins declined to offer him salary arbitration, instead electing to negotiate at a lower price point.

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