MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 15: Matt Capps #55 of the Minnesota Twins reacts during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 15, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Brewers defeated the Twins 5-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Twins have placed closer Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list due to recurring shoulder inflammation, reports Kevin Goheen of MLB.com. Capps aggravated his shoulder Saturday when he logged an inning of relief against the Cincinnati Reds.
Prior to his appearance Saturday, in which he gave up one run on a hit and a walk, Capps hadn’t appeared for the Twins since the 15th of June. The 28-year-old had been dealing with right shoulder soreness and inflammation.
After Saturday’s appearance, Capps told Twins manager Ron Gardenhire on Sunday that the soreness and inflammation had returned. Before his inning of work, Capps had told Minnesota his arm felt great, according to Gardenhire.
Capps has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 3.42 and 1.063 over his 27 appearances for the Twins this year with 14 saves, 5.5 SO/9 and 1.4 BB/9.
Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune reported yesterday that the Twins plan on promoting left-hander Tyler Robertson. Robertson, who’s expected to fill Capps’ spot on Minnesota’s roster, has posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.77 and 1.360 over his 33 appearances with the Twins Triple-A affiliate.