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Matt Capps Injury: MRI Reveals Nothing New, Return Still Delayed

Minnesota Twins closer Matt Capps has been battling shoulder issues throughout the 2012 season. Capps originally hit the disabled list in June and returned briefly before heading back to the DL in July. His latest examinations reveal the same level of inflammation and it will be a while yet before he can return to action.

According to John Shipley of the Pioneer Press, results of an MRI on his rotator cuff on Monday revealed Capps' shoulder inflammation had not worsened, but remained about the same as before.

Capps is still hopeful he can begin a new throwing regimen soon and is shooting for a return to action in early September, although that seems unlikely at this point. For the time being, the Twins will have to continue to muddle along without their closer.

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