The Twins declined the 2013 club option on closer Matt Capps on Wednesday. Capps went 1-and-4 with 14 saves and a 3.68 ERA in 30 games this season. He made just three appearances after June due to a shoulder injury. The eight-year veteran is 29-and-33 with 138 saves and a 3.52 ERA in 444 career games.
The Twins made several other moves on Wednesday. The team outrighted pitchers Jeff Manship, Luis Perdomo, Esmerling Vasquez, Kyle Waldrop, P.J. Walters and outfielder Matt Carson off the major league roster and reinstated pitchers Scott Baker, Cole De Vries and Carl Pavano off the disabled list. In other team news, pitcher Carlos Gutierrez was claimed on outright waivers by the Cubs.