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Matt Capps is making a comeback

Matt Capps

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Matt Capps walks off the field after giving up a game-winning home run to Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana in the ninth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Cleveland. The Indians won 6-5. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


Jon Morosi of reports that former All-Star reliever Matt Capps is “attempting a comeback” and “throwing for teams” in the hopes of convincing one to sign him to a minor-league deal.

Capps is still relatively young at 32, but he hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 due to injuries and ineffectiveness. He’s thrown a grand total of just 12 professional innings since then, all in the minors.

Back in mid-2010 the Twins traded then-prospect Wilson Ramos for Capps, touting him as a “proven closer” when he was really just a good but not great reliever who’d been allowed to rack up saves. He posted a 3.61 ERA with some ugly blown saves for the Twins, who kept him around at increasingly high salaries until finally parting ways after 2012.

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