Found December 16, 2011 on
It was only fitting that on the same day the Twins officially introduced Josh Willingham as their new starting right fielder, the Rockies reportedly reached an agreement with Michael Cuddyer on a three-year deal worth $31.5 million.

Report: All-Star Cuddyer to sign with Rockies

MINNEAPOLIS - It appears as if Michael Cuddyer's time with the Minnesota Twins is over. Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday that it is "improbable, but not impossible" that the team would re-sign Cuddyer after signing outfielder Josh Willingham to a three-year deal. Minutes later,'s Jon Heyman reported that Cuddyer has agreed to a new deal...

Rockies reach agreement with Cuddyer

The Colorado Rockies secured their No. 1 offseason target Friday, reaching agreement with free agent Michael Cuddyer on a three-year, $31.5 million contract, according to major-league sources. The two sides were still working through a final set of issues, but Cuddyer was set to leave the Minnesota Twins, the team that selected him in the first round of the 1997 draft. Cuddyer...

Michael Cuddyer Rumors: Wednesday

We learned yesterday that the Rockies' offer to Michael Cuddyer is greater than the Twins' three-year proposal in the $25MM range. However, Cuddyer appears to be seeking a three-year, $30MM deal. Here's the latest on the free agent outfielder with the most recent updates up top: The Mariners are in on Cuddyer and the Phillies may be involved as well, according...

Rockies favorite to land Cuddyer, their primary target

LAS VEGAS — With their best and final offer on the table, the Rockies were growing increasingly confident Thursday night that they would land free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer.

Phillies – A Long Shot For Michael Cuddyer

The Minnesota Twins inked outfielder Josh Willingham to a three-year, $21 million contract. The Twin City’s addition of “the Hammer” is far from the biggest news the Winter Meetings have brought, but they do mean one thing, that Michael Cuddyer will not be returning to Ron Gardenhire’s club house. Cuddyer made his big league debut in [...]

Rockies To Sign Michael Cuddyer

The Rockies have agreed to sign Michael Cuddyer, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter). The Rockies' best and final offer to Cuddyer was believed to be for three years and $27MM, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The Twins, who signed Josh Willingham this week, will obtain two top draft picks for losing Cuddyer, since they offered the Type A free agent...

Cuddyer, Rockies have 3-year, $30M deal (AP)

The Colorado Rockies and free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer have agreed to a three-year deal worth about $30 million. CBS Sports and the Denver Post first reported the deal Friday morning. The former Minnesota Twins star is the first big-time free agent the Rockies have signed since 2000, when they brought in pitchers Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle for a combined $172 million.

Assessing A Beltran, Cardinals Deal

The Rockies got Michael Cuddyer today, which fills their corner outfield gap and could be good news for the Cardinals. Colorado had been one of five teams with some interest in all-star outfielder Carlos Beltran, but with Cuddyer now in the fold, they're out; leaving the Blue Jays, Cardinals and two mystery teams on the list of interested teams. ESPN's Buster Olney said...

Willingham, Twins agree to three-year, $21M deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.

Twins sign free-agent Willingham

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that they have signed outfielder Josh Willingham to a three-year, $21 million contract, confirming an earlier report by senior national baseball writer Ken Rosenthal. Willingham batted .246 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI in 136 games this year with Oakland. The focus now shifts to the rest of the outfield free-agent class, including...

Twins sign Josh Willingham to three-year deal

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