Twins Decline 2013 Option For Matt Capps

The Twins have declined their 2013 club option for Matt Capps, the team announced. The option was worth $6MM and veteran right-hander will instead receive a $250K buyout.

Capps, 29, pitched to a 3.68 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 1.2 BB/9 in 29 1/3 innings for Minnesota this season after signing a one-year deal worth $4.75MM last winter. He saved 14 games in 15 chances but missed almost the entire second half with rotator cuff inflammation. Glen Perkins took over as closer in Capps' absence.

Minnesota originally acquired Capps from the Nationals for catcher Wilson Ramos at the 2010 trade deadline. He posted a 2.00 ERA in 27 innings down the stretch that year and following up with a 4.25 ERA in 65 2/3 innings last summer. Capps was a Modified Type-A free agent under the new collective bargaining agreement last offseason.

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10 Comments on "Twins Decline 2013 Option For Matt Capps"

2 years 9 months ago

I guess you dont need a bullpen when youre the Twins!

2 years 9 months ago

Because Capps has been SUCH a big contributor to the ‘pen since 2011…

2 years 9 months ago

Because Capps is the definition of unreliable.

2 years 9 months ago

Depending on what he’s looking for contract wise, maybe the Yankees could kick the tires.

2 years 9 months ago

They’ll most likely “kick the tires” to find out his price, just saying.

2 years 9 months ago

Who ever heard of a $250K buyout on a $6M option? Dude needs a new agent.

2 years 9 months ago

Dude, he’s Matt Capps and he’s made $19 million in his career. That’s the work of a very good agent.

2 years 9 months ago

I’d the Mets to sign him. Probably end up pooping the bed just like the Mets ‘pen from May-August.

2 years 9 months ago

Capps could be another guy the Cubs could take a look at. I dont think it would cost them a lot and who knows, if hes healthy he could be a useful pitcher out of their bullpen, maybe even replace Marmol as closer.

Matt K
2 years 9 months ago

I bet the Twins would like to have that trade back.