On Monday night, Minnesota Twins injured closer Matt Capps received a bit of good news when he learned that the results of an MRI on his right shoulder displayed that there was no significant damage to the arm, just inflammation.
Capps will likely be receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder for the first time in his career following a recommendation from the Twins medical staff on Monday night.
The time-table for his return is still being sketched out but he is not expected to pick up a baseball until Sunday or Monday and hopes to be on a rehab assignment during the All-Star break so that he can return to the team by mid-July.
The reliever said the process has been uncomfortable and offered up his opinion as to why the injury has been lingering.
Via ESPN 1500:
"After taking a week of not throwing I kind of expected it to be better. When it wasn't, it was a little more alarming. ...
"I think it's just the irregularity of work I guess. We had like a week there where I didn't pitch, but that last road trip I think I warmed up in all but one of those games, or pitched. Just kind of ups and downs like that, normal things that you go through over the course of the season, it just kind of caught up to me."
Capps was place on the disabled list on Monday afternoon.