Capps pleased to return before season ends

Capps pleased to return before season ends

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins activated right-handed reliever Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list before their 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Monday.

Capps, who had last pitching on July 16, entered the game in the top of the ninth and tossed a scoreless inning. The righty spent more than two months on the DL with right rotator cuff irritation.

Capps' shoulder responded well after he threw in simulated games on Wednesday and on Saturday. The righty threw three innings in Fort Myers, Fla., on Saturday and said he's happy he won't close the season dealing with an injury.

"Nobody wants to finish the year on the DL," Capps said before the game. "So just to get back for a couple of games is huge."

Capps, 29, posted a 3.81 ERA with 14 saves in 15 chances spanning 28 1/3 innings before going on the DL.