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By RONALD BLUM,
AP Sports WriterDALLAS (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that closer Matt Capps and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a 4.75 million, one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not yet been announced.
Capps gets 4.5 million this year, and the contract includes a 6 million option with a 250,000 buyout.
A 28-year-old right-hander, Capps had 15 saves this year in his first full season with the Twins, who acquired him from Washington in June 2010.
Capps and Joe Nathan both closed games for Minnesota this year. Nathan, a four-time All-Star, left the Twins last month for a 14.5 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers.
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Well, it's not so much that we laughed out loud... it was more like a disgusted groan. Out loud. Then we chuckled at the absolute stupidity of the deal, and our rash belief that Terry Ryan was going to do anything to point the Minnesota Twins in the opposite direction of bad decisions.
Those feelings were the aftermath of the news that the club has re-signed that fat, save...
The Cards are reportedly making a strong push to re-sign Dotel, he's more of a set-up man who could close but still if they sign him that takes another arm off the ever dwindling closer market. Adam Rubin has heard that Matt Capps appears to be the best fit and I tend to agree. That's not to say, he's the best available closer or that I'm excited about the...
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, RHP Matt Capps has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins for one year with an option.
The Mets checked in on Capps three weeks ago during the GM Meetings, but his agent Paul Kinzer said that the Mets never contacted him again after that.
Capps, 28, will replace Joe Nathan in the closer’s role. Last season he went 4-7 with 15 saves and a 4.25 ERA...
A quick take on Matt Capps
The Minnesota Twins finalized their $4.75 million, one-year contract with closer Matt Capps on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins have signed Matt Capps to a one-year deal with an option, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
The Minnesota Twins reached agreement with free agent closer Matt Capps on a one-year contract with an option for 2013, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Stove Popper of the Bergen Record says free-agent reliever Matt Capps is likely headed back to the Twins, according to a ‘smart source.’
Also, Popper says the Mets are a very unlikely landing spot for Brad Lidge.
Matthew Cerrone: From what I can gather, while the Red Sox, Angels, Mets and Blue Jays have all contacted his agent, Capps would very much like to return to the Twins...
The Minnesota Twins have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with right-handed reliever Matt Capps. The pact is also believed to include an option for a second season and is pending a physical..
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The Mets need a lot a lot for this upcoming season, and don't have a lot of money to spend on it. One of the key pieces they need is a Closer and possibly a set up man. Here is a quick update on the news surrounding pitchers the Mets have been connected to:
Matt Capps: Will Resign with the Twins, so not an option
Todd Coffey: Mets and Brewers have been connected in possible...