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Joe Nathan out, Matt Capps in

Updated: April 17, 2011, 6:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Capps is taking over as the Twins' closer so Joe Nathan can work on regaining his form in non-save situations as he comes back from elbow surgery.

The change was announced before Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Nathan had blown save opportunities Thursday and Saturday in games eventually won by the Rays. The right-hander missed all of last season after having right elbow ligament replacement surgery, and has been inconsistent this year.

"Until ...

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