Twin Agree To Deal With OF Willingham

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with outfielder Josh Willingham.

Willingham has agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Twins, according to the team.

Willingham played last season for the Oakland Athletics, hitting a career-high 29 home runs with a career-best 98 RBIs. He is the same age as fellow free agent, Michael Cuddyer at 32.

Willingham started his career with the Florida Marlins and moved on to the Washington Nationals. He’s a .262 career hitter, but he’s hit 21-plus homers in four of his six full major league seasons. Willingham has played mostly left field, with a little bit of time in right.

The Twins were looking for more power from the right side of the plate after trading Delmon Young to the Tigers last season. Willingham has topped 20 homers four times in six full major league seasons.

His signing could mean the end of Michael Cuddyer’s run in Minnesota. Twins GM Terry Ryan said this week that the team has not ruled out Cuddyer’s return.

(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. rose jaornt says:

    I’d like to see Cuddyer back on our team for sure!!He is a great influence on our young. Also our disabled daughter absolutely adored him. He did a lot for these people. We need him too!!! She went to five Twi ns games last year so she could watch him play.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Trees Of Hope
Good Question

Listen Live