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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, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported that Cuddyer has agreed to a new deal with the Colorado Rockies. According to Heyman, Cuddyer will receive 31.5 million over three years.
It will be the first time the 32-year-old Cuddyer wears a uniform besides that of Minnesota, where he spent the first 11 years of his career and made the All-Star team for the first time in 2011.
"I think everybody knows we're still looking for pitching as well," Ryan said Friday, when asked about re-signing Cuddyer.
The Twins had an offer out to Cuddyer, who took his time deciding. Not wanting to be left without a viable outfielder, Minnesota signed Willingham before Cuddyer made his decisi...
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It wasn’t dire for the Minnesota Twins to re-sign Michael Cuddyer. Instead of bringing back the former first round pick, the Twins have reportedly agreed to a deal with Josh Willingham. Terry Ryan can talk all he wants, but Willingham’s signing seems to indicate that Cuddyer will have to find a new team this off-season. While fans might be upset about losing one of their longest...
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...
A shot, taken minutes ago, of Michael Cuddyer amidst his new surroundings.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
1. Headline: Cuddyer Signs with Rockies2. FAN Projection Targets: Cuddyer, Ramirez, Willingham3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Colorado Television
Headline: Michael Cuddyer Signs with Rockies
Outfielder Michael Cuddyer...
The Rockies have signed 32-year old righty swinging OF/1B Michael Cuddyer to a 3-year, $31.5 million dollar deal. Cuddyer played in 139 games for the Twins last year and he was 150 for 529 (.284 avg, .805 OPS) with 70 runs scored, 20 homers, 70 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He has now played in 1,139 games in his first 11 years in the majors and he is 1,106 of 4,072 (.272 avg, .794...
LAS VEGAS The Rockies finally got the big bat they've been searching for when the agreed in principle today on a three-year deal with former Minnesota Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies and free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer have agreed to a three-year deal worth about $30 million.
By DAVE CAMPBELL,
AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan says the team has not ended contract talks with free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, amid discussions with his potential replacement, Josh Willingham.
Ryan said Wednesday that "nobody is backed into a corner here." Cuddyer has been with the organization since he was a...
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...
Josh Willingham is a better bargain than Michael Cuddyer, and the Twins might still have room in their projected budget to keep Jason Kubel, too.