The Rockies' willingness to consider a three-year deal for Michael Cuddyer has made them a serious suitor for the free-agent outfielder.
The Rockies would need to give at least a three-year deal to Cuddyer since the Minnesota Twins have reportedly also offered him a deal for that many years and for $25 million. The Rockies did gain financial help by trading Huston Street, but it remains to be seen how the Rockies want to approach that.
Cuddyer has played all 11 years of his MLB career with the Twins. The versatile outfielder -- who even started 17 games at second base in 2011 -- turns 33 in March. In his 2011 season, Cuddyer culled a strong .284/.346/.459 slash, hitting 20 homers and stealing a career-high 11 bases.
Renck also reports that the earlier rumors of the Rockies' interest in free agent outfielder and DH Josh Willingham were largely unfounded. At the moment, they are not pursuing Willingham, Renck reports.
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