Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/20/11
MINNEAPOLIS Michael Cuddyer spent his entire 11-year big league career with the Minnesota Twins. But as he entered free agency this offseason, a tough decision had to be made.Instead of staying with the team that drafted him ninth overall in 1997, Cuddyer opted to sign with the Colorado Rockies. But as he leaves behind the only big league team he really knows, Cuddyer said he does so with no ill will toward Minnesota."Any time you're at a place for as long as you have been, it's bittersweet, there's no doubt about that," Cuddyer said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters. "I'm not mad. I've got no hard feelings by any means towards anybody. That organization, the Twins gave me a chance to play and gave me a chance to realize my dream of being a major league baseball player. "I owe everything I am as a player to Minnesota and everything I am as a person as well."The Twins put out an offer to the 32-year-old Cuddyer after the 2011 season was done, but things remained quiet from...
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