According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Josh Willingham, pending the completion of a physical. There were reports that the Colorado Rockies had some interest in Willingham, mainly as a backup plan should the team be unable to sign Michael Cuddyer. The Twins also were/are in the running for Cuddyer, so this may help Colorado land him. The Denver Post's Troy Renck offered an update following the Willingham news:
Just talked to Rockies' officials. Not sure how much Willingham signing helps them w Cuddyer. They are waiting to hear back vs. [sic] Cuddyer.
Renck does not believe the Twins will sign Cuddyer in addition to Willingham, and he expects the Rockies would likely need to offer a three-year deal in the $25-$27 million range to land Cuddyer.
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