Report: Michael Cuddyer agrees to 3-year, $31.5M deal with Rockies
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The drama has apparently come to an end.
The Twins' offer to Cuddyer at last week's winter meetings sat on the table for more than 10 days, and eventually the team went forward with Plan B -- Josh Willingham. General manager Terry Ryan classified the negotiations with Cuddyer and Willingham as "sensitive" in a conference call Friday.
The $31.5 million over three years is considerably more than the reported three-year, $25 million contract the Twins offered, but Cuddyer's reasons for leaving reach far beyond money.
In 11 seasons with the Twins, Cuddyer posted a .272/.343/.451 batting line with 141 home runs and 580 RBIs in 4,555 regular-season plate appearances. He also posted a .338/.372/.473 career postseason batting line in 78 plate appearances and played every defensive position -- including pitcher -- except catcher.