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Indians sign Capps to minor-league deal

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Right-hander Matt Capps, who was sidelined by a shoulder injury last season, signed to a minor-league contract by the Cleveland Indians with a non-roster invitation to the major-league camp, the team announced Thursday.

Capps started last season as the Minnesota Twins closer before he suffered shoulder inflammation in the last half of the season. He saved 14 of 15 games.

Overall, Capps has a 29-33 record with a 3.52 ERA and 138 savesin eight seasons. Besides the Twins, he has pitched for Washington and Pittsburgh.

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