FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — There’s a different vibe in the Minnesota Twins clubhouse this spring.
Michael Cuddyer, Joe Nathan and Jason Kubel are gone, and the Twins are still adjusting to the loss of the three steadying influences. Cuddyer and Nathan were regulars with the Twins since 2004 while Kubel had been a mainstay since 2006.READ MORE: At Duluth's Rose Garden, Thousands Of Vibrant Flowers Are Uniquely Situated On Lake Superior's Shore
Cuddyer signed with the Colorado Rockies, Nathan went to Texas and Kubel to Arizona.READ MORE: COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The Week
The leaves the Twins a little light in the leadership department. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are coming off injuries that kept them from asserting themselves last season.
Most who remain with the Twins say that Cuddyer, Nathan and Kubel will be missed. But they also say it’s a part of the business of baseball and they’re confident new leaders will step forward.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent Crime
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