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Michael Cuddyer Only All-Star For Minnesota Twins

With the season that the Minnesota Twins have had thus far in 2011, it's not hard to draw the conclusion that there weren't going to be a lot of members of the team on the American League All-Star team. In fact, the only player on the team that showed up anywhere in the fan voting was catcher Joe Mauer, who many people probably voted for reflexively rather than based on anything Mauer has done this season.

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Numerous sources are reporting that, indeed, the Minnesota Twins will only have the one required representative on the 2011 American League All-Star team, and in this case it will be Michael Cuddyer, who is one of the few players on the team that actually deserves the honor.

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Cuddyer, who has played three different positions in the field for the Twins this season (first base, second base, and right field), has hit .286 for the Twins this season. He leads the Twins with 11 home runs, and is second on the team in RBI with 32.

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Congratulations to Michael Cuddyer for being named an All-Star for the first time in his career. If any Twins player was going to make it to this year's festivities, it appears as though the right one has been selected.

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The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held on July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.