The Twins have acquired former Nats’ closer Matt Capps for catching prospect Wilson Ramos, according to Steve Stone of the White Sox.

Capps was enjoying a terrific season with Washington, while Ramos is a solid prospect for the Twins.

Capps has 26 saves in 30 opportunities, with a 2.74 ERA and just nine walks in 47 games. 

Ramos throws very well and while his receiving needs work, his bat plays well despite a lack of plate discipline.

Meanwhile, what does this mean for the rest of the AL Central?

The division certainly appears to belong to the White Sox, who seem to be almost unbeatable lately.

But will this push the Sox in their ongoing efforts to obtain Adam Dunn, Prince Fielder or Lance Berkman?

Likewise, what will Detroit’s response be? Perhaps more than any contender, the Tigers need to make a move.

With their injuries, especially the loss of Magglio Ordonez, the Tigers may end up on the outside looking in if they stand pat.

While the Tigers must have been bolstered by the surprisingly decent start by Rick Porcello last night, they need help if they are going to be a factor in this race, given the play of the Sox.

The Tigers are currently 5.5 games behind the Sox, and while the Twins are only one game back, the Sox impressive play has to have the division worried.

But Capps will help the Twins, even though you can’t pinpoint closer as a problem for the Twins, despite the early loss of stud Joe Nathan.

Let’s see what, if any, the Tigers and Sox response will be.



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