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Twins decline Matt Capps' option, outright six others off roster

Minnesota has shrunk their 40-man roster down to thirty-five.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Twins have outrighted six players off of their 40-man roster and declined the $6 million option of reliever Matt Capps, reports Rhett Bollinger of

The Twins cleared roster space on Wednesday, outrighting right-handers Jeff Manship, Luis Perdomo, Esmerling Vasquez, Kyle Waldrop, P.J. Walters and outfielder Matt Carson off the Major League roster.

The Twins also notified reliever Matt Capps that they will not pick up his $6 million option for next season and will instead pay his $250,000 buyout.

Capps, who posted a 3.68 ERA and 5.6 K/9 in just under thirty innings this season before being sidelined with a rotator cuff injury, has expressed interest in returning to the Twins on a new deal. In two and a half years with Minnesota, Capps put up a 3.61 ERA and 5.4 K/9 in one hundred twenty-two innings of work, converting forty-five of fifty-seven save opportunities.

The Twins have also activated right-handers Scott Baker, Cole De Vries and Carl Pavano from the disabled list, putting the roster at thirty-five players.