Twins' Capps ramps up throwing program

Twins' Capps ramps up throwing program

Twins' Capps ramps up throwing program
MINNEAPOLIS -- Reliever Matt Capps threw from 120 feet on Friday, and remains hopeful he'll pitch again before the end of the season.

Capps, on the disabled list since July 17 with right rotator cuff irritation, said the next step is throwing from 150 feet, and then he'll progress to bullpen sessions from there.

"Everything's good," Capps said. "I felt good today, felt good yesterday, felt good last week. We'll see how it goes next week. I'll just take it a day at a time and if I'm back out there this year, I'm back out there this year. If not, I'll start building up again in January."

Capps, though, said he hopes to get back out there just to prove that he's healthy entering the offseason. He's expected to be a free agent, as the Twins hold a $6 million option for next season that's likely to be declined.

"Even if it's just one inning, just for my peace of mind going into the offseason knowing that it's completely behind me, and it's about moving forward with my career," Capps said.