Cuddyer shines in Twins' Diamond Awards

Michael Cuddyer is off to Colorado, but he picked up a bunch of hardware at the Twins' annual Diamond Awards last night, as the club recognized the best performances and personalities of 2011.
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Michael Cuddyer is off to Colorado, but he picked up a bunch of hardware at the Twins' annual Diamond Awards last night, as the club recognized the best performances and personalities of 2011.

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