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Twins, Nationals Swap Capps, Ramos

UPDATE 10:46 ET (Eli Greenspan):

The Nationals have acquired catching prospect Wilson Ramos and pitcher Joe Testa in exchange for closer Matt Capps. 

Testa, who owns a 3.30 ERA, posted a 1.96 ERA last season between two levels. 

UPDATE: 10:15 PM (Brandon C):

The Nationals and Twins have agreed to swap Matt Capps and catching prospect Wilson Ramos.

The deal makes sense on both ends, as Ramos is a solid prospect and Capps can help solidify the Twins bullpen as they try and catch up with the White Sox

It is not known yet if Ramos will be up in the majors or down in the minors when the trade is completed. Ramos had a stint in the majors earlier this year, going 8-27 (.296, .321, .407)

Drew Storen will likely close for the Nationals following the trade.


According to Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown (via Twitter)the Minnestota Twins are talking with the Washington Nationals about  acquiring closer Matt Capps.

Capps, has had a nice season as he has converted 25 saves for the Nats and has an ERA well under 3. 

The Twins have decided to switch course to a reliever rather than acquiring a starter.  Capps would make a nice compliment to Jon Rauch in the back end of the bullpen.