Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and pitching coach Rick Anderson met with Nathan after the game and told him they would put him in less stressful situations.
Nathan blew his second save in a row last night against the Tampa Bay Rays and has an 8.44 ERA in 5.1 innings in 2011. The velocity on his fastball is down about four MPH (95 to 91) from 2009.
Capps and his 4.50 ERA and 3.4 K/9 hasn’t been much better than Nathan, but Gardenhire is hoping a change in roles will help both pitchers.
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