Jul 26, 2011, 8:50 AM EST
Michael Cuddyer has been talked about as a potential target for a contender seeking a bat. Maybe he can be a two-for-one kind of deal now, because last night he showed that he can be an effective reliever too.
Well, effective by comparison to the rest of the Twins’ staff. Unlike the rest of those dudes, he pitched a scoreless inning last night in the Twinkies’ 20-6 loss to the Rangers.
Sure, he gave up a double, a single and a walk to load the bases, but he induced a groundout and a couple of pop flies. Of the six pitchers the Twins used last night, only Phil Dumatrait was more effective, but he’s had years to hone his craft. And, unlike Cuddyer, Dumatrait didn’t go 1 for 4 with a walk last night.
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