Found November 04, 2011 on
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The Phillies agreed to bring Jim Thome back earlier today, and now they're after another player that wore a Twins; uniform in 2011. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are in serious pursuit of Michael Cuddyer, and his friendship with Thome could work in Philadelphia's favor.
Cuddyer, 33 in March, would help the Phillies in a number of ways. As a right-handed bat, he'd balance out their left-handed heavy lineup. His versatility would also allow him to fill in at first while Ryan Howard is recovering from his ruptured Achillies, platoon with Domonic Brown in the outfield, and even spell Placido Polanco at the hot corner on occasion.
A career .272/.343/.451 hitter, Cuddyer pounded lefties to the tune of .311/.403/.589 in 2011. He's a Type-A free agent and the Twins will certainly offer him arbitration, so the Phillies would have to surrender their first round pick to Minnesota if an agreement is reached.
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According to CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury the Phillies are in pursit of another former Minnesota Twin, Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer who will be 33 in March who make a lot of sense for the Phillies as he can play 1B until Howard gets back, platoon in the OF and even help out Polanco who could use a day off every once in a while. Cuddyer who hit .272 but crushed left handers at a avg...
The Phillies could be in the market for another Twin shortly after signing Jim Thome. They may want versatile Michael Cuddyer who can play the outfield and infield.
One day after news broke that the Phillies will sign former Twins first baseman Jim Thome to a one-year contract, word out of Philadelphia is that the Phillies are also interested in Twins free agent Michael Cuddyer.
Jim Salisbury of CSNphilly.com is reporting that the Phillies "are in serious pursuit" of Cuddyer, who, at 32, made the All-Star team for the first time last...
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It has been a mostly quiet day on the Hot Stove, but here is the latest buzz from around MLB:
The Orioles are close to hiring Dan Duquette to be their new General Manager, says Tim Kurkjian from ESPN.
Tracy Ringolsby of Inside the Rockies says the Rockies may consider signing Brad Lidge.
Buster Olney of ESPN says the Phillies are seriously pursuing OF Michael Cuddyer.
Jim Thome returning to the Philadelphia Phillies made a lot of sense back in August. The benefits of a reunion for 2012 aren't as clear-cut, but the Phillies and Thome agreed to terms anyway Friday night. If the 41-year-old slugger passes a physical, he'll play for $1.25 million, reports Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly.
The Phillies also are said to be pursuing Michael Cuddyer...
The Rockies have expressed interest in free agent second baseman Jamey Carroll, writes Troy Renck of The Denver Post. The 37-year-old enjoyed his time in Colorado and has interest in a return. However, the veteran might be too rich for the Rockies' blood. Renck sees Carroll's market value as something around a two-year, $8MM deal, as established by the Marlins'...
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Jim Thome is returning to the Phillies, and buddy Michael Cuddyer might be joining him.