The Colorado Rockies had been targeting free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer for weeks now, and now the team has agreed to terms with Cuddyer on a three-year, $31.5 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Here is exactly what Heyman had to say about the deal, via Twitter:
cuddyer and rockies are putting finishing touches on contract. big deal for them. good rh hitter, great in clubhouse— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 16, 2011
cuddyer gets 31.5M over 3 years from colorado.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 16, 2011
Cuddyer was known to be looking to make more than $30 million over three years, which eliminated the Twins and their three-year, $25 million offer from his consideration. Looks like Cuddyer got what he wanted out of the market and will be happy to join the Rockies. Cuddyer, 32, played 11 seasons with the Minnesota Twins and hit .284/.346/.459 with 20 home runs and 70 RBI in 2011. He is expected to start in left field for the Rockies.
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