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Capps is an 8-year Major League veteran boasting a record of 29-33 with 138 saves and a 3.52 ERA in 444 relief appearances. He made his Major League debut in 2005 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and has also pitched for the Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins.
Capps opened the season as the Twins’ closer and earned 14 saves in his first 15 chances but shoulder inflammation cut his season short. After June 15 he pitched just four innings for the remainder of the year. The Twins declined Capps’ $6 million contract option for 2013, opting to pay him a $250,000 buyout.
In 2010 he posted a career-high 42 saves paired with a 2.47 ERA in 74 games split between the Nationals and Twins.
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