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Willingham belts HRs to lead Twins

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINNEAPOLIS Jarrod Parker’s strong outing wasn’t enough to help the Oakland Athletics extend their division lead.
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Willingham fitting in fine with Twins

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. When Josh Willingham signed a three-year contract with Minnesota before last season, he barely gave a second thought to his new home ballpark. Continue Reading

Willingham wins it for Twins with walk-off HR

May 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Continue Reading

New Twin Josh Willingham can’t escape the Michael Cuddyer comparisons

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

To be fair, Josh Willingham and Michael Cuddyer have some similarities: They were born 38 days apart in 1979, grew up playing baseball in the southern U.S. and overcame whatever physical limitations they had with a tenacity that made managers appreciate them and scouts remember them. But Willingham isn’t in Minnesota solely to be Cuddyer. On Friday morning, when he was being introduced to reporters shortly before news broke that Cuddyer was headed to Colorado, Willingham tried as best he could to establish his own foundation. Continue Reading

Twins make Willingham signing official

December 15, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Minnesota Twins welcomed Josh Willingham to the team on Thursday, a move that had many bracing for a wave goodbye to Michael Cuddyer. Continue Reading

Willingham closer to joining Twins; Cuddyer on the way out?

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Twins moved closer to signing Josh Willingham to a three-year, $21 million contract Wednesday, bringing the free-agent outfielder to Minnesota for a physical, a person close to the situation said. Continue Reading

Twins say Cuddyer not gone yet; Willingham looms

December 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Michael Cuddyer and the Minnesota Twins could soon end an employment that began when they drafted him out of high school in the first round in 1997.
But general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday the team has not ruled out re-signing the versatile veteran, amid discussions with his potential replacement, fellow free agent Josh Willingham. Continue Reading

Twins close to deal with Willingham

December 13, 2011 in West Central Tribune

According to multiple reports, the Minnesota Twins have reached a multi-year agreement with free agent outfielder Josh Willingham.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal broke the news on Twitter and was the first to report the agreement. Continue Reading