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The Twins announced a major signing today, and GM Terry Ryan also stayed busy on the minor league front. The Twins signed Steve Pearce and J.R. Towles to minor league deals, according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter links). Scott McCauley first reported the Towles deal.
Towles, 27, posted a .184/.256/.293 line in 165 plate appearances with the Astros this past season. His career line is .187/.267/.315, though he picked up just 484 plate appearances over the course of five seasons in Houston. Like Rene Rivera, another recent minor league signing, Towles provides depth behind the plate. Pearce, 28, has MLB experience at all four corner positions. He posted a .202/.260/.255 line in 105 plate appearances for the Pirates in 2011.
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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...
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...
Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.
The Twins announced the deal shortly after Willingham passed a physical on Thursday. The 32-year-old should bring some much-needed pop to the middle of the batting order. He hit .246 with a career-high 29 homers and 98 RBIs for the Oakland Athletics last season.
The Twins were...
MINNEAPOLIS - Just over a month after he was fired as general manager, Bill Smith is back in the Minnesota Twins' front office.
The team announced Friday that Smith will return to the Twins as assistant to the president and general manager,a role in whichhe will assist GM Terry Ryan and president Dave St. Peter.
"All of us with the ballclub are thrilled to have Bill Smith...
The Minnesota Twins have finalized their contract with free agent Josh Willingham, signing him to a three-year, $21 million deal on Thursday.
This plugs a nice gaping hole in the Twins outfield since they made the unbelievably brilliant move of trading Delmon Young to the Detroit Tigers last season. Furthermore, Michael Cuddyer can't make up his mind on whether to stay or...
The Minnesota Twins welcomed former A's outfielder Josh Willingham to the team Thursday, a move that could prompt Michael Cuddyer's departure. Willingham agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract, giving the Twins a...
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.
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...
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...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.
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.
Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract. The Twins announced the deal shortly after Willingham passed a physical on Thursday. The 32-year-old should bring some much-needed pop to the middle of the batting order. He hit .246 with a career-high 29 homers and 98 RBIs for the Oakland Athletics last season.