MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Cuddyer says he will need arthroscopic surgery on his right knee early this offseason.
Cuddyer says his knee has bothered him all season, but it was nothing that he couldn’t play through. He only missed five games all season while filling in for the injured Justin Morneau at first base.
Cuddyer hit .271 with 14 homers and 81 RBIs for the Twins, who packed up their lockers on Monday after a three-game sweep by the New York Yankees. He never mentioned the injury all season long and said it didn’t affect his play on the field.
Cuddyer moved from right field to first base to fill in for Morneau. His home run total is the lowest he’s had in a full season since 2005.