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Giants Set 25-Man Roster

October 2, 2002

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ATLANTA (AP) _ The San Francisco Giants set their 25-man roster for the NL division series, keeping 11 pitchers.

The Giants, who will face the Atlanta Braves in the best-of-five series, dropped fifth starter Ryan Jensen and kept relievers Manny Aybar and Scott Eyre.

Jensen went 13-8 with a 3.51 ERA. Aybar had a 1-0 record and 2.51 ERA in 15 games, while Eyre had no decisions and a 1.59 ERA in 21 games.

The Giants will not carry first baseman Damon Minor, who batted .237 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs, and outfielder Marvin Benard, who hit .276 with one homer and 13 RBIs.

Benard had knee surgery July 5 and was initially thought to be lost for the season. He returned for the final month, but was limited to pinch-hitting duty.

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