MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Capps said he felt good in his first appearance since returning from the disabled list despite some jitters.
Capps threw a scoreless eighth inning with one strikeout against Oakland on Saturday. He was activated from the DL on Friday after missing 15 games with right shoulder inflammation.
"A little bit of jitters that first time back out there, but I felt pretty good," he said. "It was nice to get that first one under the belt. Breaking ball and offspeed stuff felt pretty good and I was down with the fastball. All in all, for the first time back out there in three weeks, I felt pretty good out there."
The right-hander converted 14 of 15 save opportunities before the injury. Minnesota may ease him into another appearance with less pressure before using him as closer again.
"Obviously, the competitive side in me wants to get right back onto the saddle," Capps said. "But I'll take getting out there any time I can."