Michael Cuddyer signing with Rockies “could happen today”

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Josh Willingham’s three-year, $21 million deal with the Twins isn’t finalized yet, but it sounds just about official and that means the man he’s replacing in Minnesota, Michael Cuddyer, could also be on the verge of choosing a new team.

Cuddyer has been linked to Colorado all offseason and Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are “still firmly in the mix to get Cuddyer” and it “could happen today.”

Cuddyer delayed his decision on the Twins’ three-year, $25 million offer to the point that they simply decided to move on, so presumably he felt confident about having a similar (or better) deal on the table elsewhere.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.