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Twins acquire right-handed pitcher Matt Capps and Cash from Washington07/29/2010 10:28 PM ET
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Matt Capps and cash from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catcher Wilson Ramos and left-handed pitcher Joe Testa.
In 47 appearances with the Nationals this season, Capps was 3-3, 2.74 (46.0 ip, 14 er), allowing 51 hits with nine walks and 38 strikeouts. His 26 saves (30 opportunities) were the fourth most in the National League and seventh most in all of baseball. Capps was also selected to the 2010 National League All-Star team.
The 26-year old made his Major League debut in 2005, and has a career record of 22-22, 3.48 (317.2 ip, 123 er), with 59 walks and 246 strikeouts. He has converted 93 of 119 career save opportunities.
Ramos has spent most of the 2010 season at Triple-A Rochester. In 71 games with the Red Wings, he batted .241 (67-for-278) with 14 doubles, five home runs and 30 rbi. He also appeared in seven games for the Twins this season, batting .296 (8-for-27) with three doubles and one rbi.
Testa, signed by the Twins as a non-drafted free agent in 2008, began this season at Double-A New Britain. In 21 games with the Rock Cats, he was 1-4, 8.25 (24.0 ip, 22 er), allowing 28 hits with 16 walks and 21 strikeouts. Since his transfer to Single-A Ft. Myers, Testa appeared in 15 games for the Miracle, going 1-1, 3.30 (30.0 ip, 11 er), allowing 39 hits with 12 walks and 29 strikeouts.
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