Capps out with shoulder inflammation

Capps out with shoulder inflammation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Closer Matt Capps felt some inflammation in his right shoulder on Saturday and is expected to be out until Tuesday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said on Sunday.

Capps is expected to be out until Tuesday, as he was unavailable to pitch against the Brewers on Sunday. He gave up a two-run homer in Minnesota's 5-3 loss to Milwaukee on Friday.

"It's just a sore shoulder after the game, where he gave up the home run," Gardenhire said. "He came in the next morning and he was pretty sore, so we backed him off, checked him out, everything looked good. ... Just a little inflammation in there. He's doing all of his exercises and he should be ready to go Tuesday."

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Right-hander Jared Burton and left-hander Glen Perkins are expected to handle closer duties until Capps returns.

Capps has a 3.55 ERA in 26 appearances, with 14 saves in 15 opportunities this season.