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Twins Place Matt Capps on DL; Recall Nick Blackburn

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The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Matt Capps on the 15-day disabled list with irritation in his rotator cuff, reports Rhett Bollinger of

To take Capps’ spot on the Twins’ roster, Minnesota recalled right-hander Nick Blackburn from Triple-A.

Capps was activated from the Twins disabled list just last week after recovering from a another shoulder issue. The 28-year-old only made it through two appearances before hitting the shelf once again.

Over his 29 appearances spanning 28 1/3 innings, Capps maintained an ERA and WHIP of 3.81 and 1.059 with 5.7 SO/9 and 1.3 BB/9.

Blackburn has made 13 starts for the Twins this season, posting an ugly 8.10 ERA and 1.768 WHIP. Since being demoted, the 30-year-old has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 2.57 and 1.190 over his four starts for the Twins’ Triple-A affiliate.


Do you expect Blackburn to rebound if he rejoins the Twins' rotation?