Despite being brought back from the 15-day disabled list last week, Minnesota Twins closer Matt Capps is still reportedly feeling soreness in his throwing shoulder. Ben Goessling of the Pioneer Press is reporting that Capps is unavailable for Tuesday's game with Baltimore while he meets with team doctors to assess his status.
Matt Capps won't pitch tonight; he has soreness in his shoulder again, and is seeing the #MNTwins' doctors.— Ben Goessling (@BenGoesslingPP) July 17, 2012
The right-handed reliever recorded a 1-2-3 inning in his first appearance back on the mound on July 14 and looked just fine, but revealed the soreness shortly after giving up a pair of runs on 18 pitches in Monday's blowout win. Capps is 14 of 15 on save chances this year and continues to play better than the guy who turned in a dismal 2011 campaign, so this is obviously distressing news that he might have to miss more time. Hopefully for the Twins a few extra days of rest, and not another DL stint, will be enough to get Capps back to full health.