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Matt Capps Injury: Twins Closer Could Miss Another Game Or Two With Sore Shoulder

The pitching injury problems aren't getting all that much better for the Minnesota Twins, but the latest one shouldn't be a problem for too long. Matt Capps was held out of the first game of the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of shoulder soreness.

He's likely to miss another game or two, possibly the rest of the series against the Pirates thanks to the shoulder inflammation. Fortunately, it shouldn't progress beyond that for Capps, and he has said he feels decent even through the hold out, throwing early in the bullpen on Tuesday but eventually being pulled:

"He feels good enough, but we're not going to use him," Gardenhire said. "We're going to back him up another day at least, maybe two. We want him to be healthy, and he's not totally there yet."

Without Capps, the Twins are going with 'closer by committee' again, with Jared Burton and Glen Perkins being the two most likely candidates on any given night to help the Twins in save situations.

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