{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Capps expected back Thursday or Friday

Capps expected back Thursday or Friday

|
Capps expected back Thursday or Friday
PITTSBURGH -- Closer Matt Capps threw before Wednesday's game against the Pirates, but is expected to be out until Thursday or Friday.

Capps, who is dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder, hasn't pitched since allowing a two-run homer in Minnesota's 5-3 loss to Milwaukee on Friday.

"He went out and threw some in the 'pen and felt a lot better," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "So probably give him another day. That's our preference. It could change as we go along."

With Capps unavailable, left-hander Glen Perkins and right-hander Jared Burton will handle closer duties based on matchups.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español