Cuddyer Thinks He Won’t Be Traded? (Photo)

Michael Cuddyer

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Posted: Aug 05 2011 by: DL777

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Subcategories: MLB  

Story Location: Orange, CA, United States

Story Date: Aug 3 2011 - 01:00

Michael Cuddyer at Anaheim Hotel
Michael Cuddyer at Anaheim Hotel


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Michael Cuddyer is the longest tenured Minnesota Twins player, debuting with the AL Central club way back in 2001.  The team’s lone All-Star this year, Cuddyer has put together an impressive season, amid a disastrous below .500 record for his team.

As the non waiver trade deadline came and went on July 31, much discussion took place regarding if the soon-to-be free agent should be traded for prospects, or held onto for the remainder of the season. The Twins elected to keep their right fielder/first baseman/second baseman, with reports surfacing that the team has now offered Cuddyer a two-year/$16 million contract extension. Reportedly, Cuddyer prefers waiting to discuss any future deals until the offseason.

Trades can still be made through August 31, once a player clears the very complicated waiver process.

Thursday, Cuddyer was spotted outside of the DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim Hotel, prior to boarding a shuttle for nearby Angel Stadium. Due to a bizarre scheduling quirk, the Twins two 2011 trips to Anaheim come exactly one month apart from each other, during the very beginning of August and September respectively.

A couple minutes before his departure, Cuddyer was seen having a conversation with members of the hotel staff. At the conclusion of the dialogue, Cuddyer said goodbye and told the employees that he would see them next month.

When considering the Twins recent contract offer, as well as Cuddyer’s confidence in returning to Anaheim with the club in a month, it sure sounds like the 10-year Twin thinks he will remain in Minnesota for at least the remainder of the season.  

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