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In this file photo, former Minnesota Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer throws into the infield during spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. (Associated Press)

Cuddyer sees fewer familiar faces with Twins


By Jon Krawczynski, AP Baseball Writer

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- One by one, Michael Cuddyer has watched the teammates he grew up with in the Minnesota Twins organization head out the door.

Eddie Guardado and LaTroy Hawkins left in 2004. Doug Mientkiewicz, Corey Koskie and Cristian Guzman were next in 2005. Then Torii Hunter and Johan Santana departed in 2008. Finally this offseason, Matt Guerrier, Jesse Crain and Nick Punto signed elsewhere.

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