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MLB notebook: Giants stand pat with World Series roster

| Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 8:16 p.m.
Twins closer Matt Capps (left), pictured with former Pirates teammate Ryan Doumit while pitching for the Twins, was designated for assignment Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
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Twins closer Matt Capps (left), pictured with former Pirates teammate Ryan Doumit while pitching for the Twins, was designated for assignment Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. AP

• The San Francisco Giants are sticking with the roster that got them to the World Series. San Francisco set its 25-man roster against the Detroit Tigers hours before Game 1 on Wednesday night. The Giants are carrying the same 12 pitchers and 13 positions players as they had in the NL Division and Championship series.

• The Minnesota Twins said they will decline their $6 million contract option on right-handed reliever Matt Capps, which will make him eligible for free agency. The Twins said they told Capps, a former Pirates closer, they'll pay him a $250,000 buyout instead of bringing him back. Capps had 45 saves over 2½ seasons in Minnesota.

• The Seattle Mariners declined to pick up the option for 2013 on catcher Miguel Olivo, which will make him a free agent after the World Series. He played in 87 games this season and hit .222 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI.

• The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from the Minnesota Twins and designated catcher Anthony Recker for assignment.

• Major League Baseball dismissed a report that the Dodgers could open the 2014 season in Australia. Australian promoters told the Sydney Morning Herald they were working on a deal that could have the Dodgers open with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

• The Royals promoted minor league hitting coordinator Jack Maloof to major league hitting coach and Andre David to assistant hitting coach. The two of them replace Kevin Seitzer, whose contract was not renewed.

— AP

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