Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 12/6/11
On the same day the Minnesota Twins offered him a $25 million contract over three years, Michael Cuddyer received other news he probably found at least twice as compelling. Cuddyer announced Tuesday afternoon that his wife had given birth to twin girls — really — named Chloe and Madeline. A Twin begets twins. The couple also has a 3-year-old boy named Casey. The photo above (that's Michael in the middle) is plenty adorable, but it could have been better. If only Cuddyer had thought to pose the children like they were shaking hands across the umbilical cord (not unlike the Twins ubiquitous logo). Oh, well. There's always their first birthday. As for Cuddyer and free agency, the Twins might be counting on him being loyal to his original organization. He will be considering an offer, first reported by Jon Heyman, that pays him an average of $8.3 million until 2014. That's more or less the same pay rate from the four-year deal he just completed. (His 2011 salary was $10.5 million). C...
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