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Like most of the Twins' hitters this season, Cuddyer has struggled to get the bat going.
Cuddyer recently bumped his average up to .254 on the season to go with his one RBI this year.
This type of production out of a 32-year-old right fielder making over $11 million this year is not acceptable for a team looking to compete for a division title.
Cuddyer has been Mr. Twin, as he is the longest tenured player and is loved within the clubhouse, but I don't believe Cuddyer will be in the Twins plans beyond 2011.
If the Twins keep Cuddyer the whole season, they risk not getting anything in return for him should he walk during free agency.
Unless Cuddyer plans on taking a cut in both pay and playing time next season, the Twins should unload Cuddyer and bring up either Joe Benson or Ben Revere to replace him.
If the Twins bring up Benson, he could slot into right field. He has a rocket arm and above average speed and power.
Revere could take over left field, and Delmon Young could slide over to right field where his great arm would be better suited then Revere's.
Trade Cuddyer and save millions while giving a shot to a younger player who would be hard pressed to do worse then Cuddyer has done so far this season.