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As season winds down, ailing Twins finally mending

As season winds down, ailing Twins finally mending

As season winds down, ailing Twins finally mending
CLEVELAND -- Twins general manager Terry Ryan realized the jinx he might have imposed the instant he finished the sentence.

"We may be as healthy today as we've been in quite a while," Ryan said before Tuesday's game against the Indians.

Reliever Matt Capps flew to Florida on Tuesday and will participate in the instructional league on Wednesday. The right-hander has been shelved with right rotator cuff irritation since mid-July.

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Catcher Joe Mauer (back) and catcher/outfielder Ryan Doumit (oblique) returned from injuries on Sunday. The club activated Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday after the center fielder recovered from a sprained joint in his collarbone. Right-hander P.J. Walters, who started Tuesday's game, spent two-and-a-half months on the DL earlier this season with right shoulder inflammation.

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