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Former A’s Outfielder Willingham Signing With Minnesota

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Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Ryan Sweeney #15 after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning during an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 12, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Josh Willingham #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Ryan Sweeney #15 after hitting a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first inning during an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 12, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – Outfielder Josh Willingham and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract.

The Twins announced the deal shortly after Willingham passed a physical on Thursday. The 32-year-old should bring some much-needed pop to the middle of the batting order. He hit .246 with a career-high 29 homers and 98 RBIs for the Oakland Athletics last season.

The Twins were looking for more power from the right side of the plate after trading Delmon Young to the Tigers last season. Willingham has topped 20 homers four times in six full major league seasons.

His signing could mean the end of Michael Cuddyer’s run in Minnesota. Twins GM Terry Ryan said this week that the team has not ruled out Cuddyer’s return.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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