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Rockies confirm interest in free agent Michael Cuddyer

Dec 8, 2011, 2:27 PM EST

Michael Cuddyer AP

Minnesota has made Michael Cuddyer a three-year, $25 million offer to re-sign, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Colorado could jump into the mix for the veteran right fielder after freeing up some payroll space by trading Huston Street.

Renck has regularly linked the Rockies to Cuddyer in the past and reports that general manager Dan O’Dowd “confirmed the club’s interest again today.”

Renck adds that “Rockies players are also believed to be trying to sell Cuddyer on Colorado.”

Josh Willingham appears to be the Twins’ primary fallback plan should Cuddyer sign elsewhere and if Willingham falls through they could increase their efforts to re-sign Jason Kubel. Cuddyer visited Philadelphia last month, but the Phillies’ interest seems to have waned.

  1. kopy - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Nothing a little homemade venison jerky won’t stop: https://twitter.com/#!/ItIsPerk/status/144829654329589760

  2. kander013 - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    As a Twins fan I say-let’s go Rockies! Denver is wonderful April through Sept!

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    So the Rockies want Prado and Cuddyer; two marginal players a year or two away from being a utility player that can be put nearly anywhere on the field. And they got rid of a guy who is exactly that as well, in Ty Wigginton.

    O’Dowd doesn’t like guys who only play 1 position, it seems. Instead, 5 positions minimum is required. And sometimes even that won’t be enough to not be dealt to Philadelpha.

    Bizarre taste, Colorado.

  4. pkiguy22 - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    You can do it Colorado!

    /Every smart Twins fan

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