As reported earlier Thursday by Scott Miller of CBSSports.com, the Twins acquired Nationals closer Matt Capps in exchange for prize catching prospect Wilson Ramos.
It was initially unclear how the Twins would handle the late innings, but Kelly Thesier of MLB.com reports via Twitter that Capps will take Jon Rauch's place as closer and Rauch will set up. Manager Ron Gardenhire called Rauch to give him the news.
Rauch has 21 saves and has blown four. He has a 3.05 ERA.
-- David Andriesen
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