Thome in line for more at-bats with Twins
Thome homered in consecutive games this week and then started Wednesday's game against a lefty, as the Twins made a pretty significant -- and long-time coming -- decision to move right fielder Michael Cuddyer back to third base. The last time Cuddyer manned the hot corner on a consistent basis, or in any game at all, was way back in 2005. No, he wasn't a good third baseman, but he can hit, and with the Twins getting such awful production from third base and wanting to use designated hitter Jason Kubel in interleague play in NL parks recently, the move was made. Now it appears to be sticking, at least when the team faces right-handed pitching. With Cuddyer at third base most nights, Denard Span, Delmon Young, Kubel and Thome can all play.
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