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Twins: Don't rule out Cuddyer just yet

The Minnesota Twins have signed Josh Willingham, and now they're sending out signals that there's a possibility he could sign Michael Cuddyer as well. As the Star Tribune puts it: hope is "rising internally."
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The Minnesota Twins have signed Josh Willingham, and now they're sending out signals that there's a possibility he could sign Michael Cuddyer as well. As the Star Tribune puts it: hope is "rising internally."

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