Twins to decline Matt Capps' option
The Twins said Wednesday they told Capps they'll pay him a $250,000 buyout instead of bringing him back. Capps had 45 saves over 2½ seasons in Minnesota but pitched only four innings after June 15 this year because of shoulder trouble.
Right-hander Carlos Gutierrez was claimed on waivers by the Chicago Cubs. The Twins reinstated right-handers Scott Baker, Cole De Vries and Carl Pavano from the disabled list, and they will count against the 40-man roster, leaving five open spots.
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