Twins To Introduce Willingham Today
The Twins will introduce outfielder Josh Willingham at a press conference today after signing him to a 3-year contract Thursday. He passed his physical and officially joins the team. Willingham hit .246 with 29 homeruns and 98 RBIs for Oakland in 2011. The 32-year old will turn 33 in February and will likely play right field for the Twins.
The signing of Willingham will likely mean the Twins won’t re-sign free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan wouldn’t rule out the return of Cuddyer though.
Colorado is aggressively pursuing Cuddyer in free agency.