We know the Twins haven’t proven all that adept at winning games this summer. Turns out, they’re not all that good at getting injured, either.
Closer Matt Capps is headed back to the disabled list with shoulder discomfort. The right-hander figured to be a nice little bargaining chip for the Twins as the trade deadline approaches. But with Capps on the shelf, it’s hard to fathom teams lining up with attractive offers.
Ideally, Capps, who just came off the DL last week, would have bounced right back into the mix, pitching effectively while enticing contenders looking to shore up their bullpen. After all, Capps serves little purpose for the Twins, who are all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
Now, it’s up to Francisco Liriano to pitch well and bring back a blue-chipper or two in a trade with a playoff wannabe.