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The Twins had until Monday but to no one’s surprise, the Twins have picked up the 2011 option on Michael Cuddyer’s contract. He will make $10.5 million in 2011 after he makes $8.5 million in 2010. This was an easy decision. It allows them to continue to negotiate a potential extension, but after a strong 32 home run season in which he carried the team for the final month of the year, this was an easy choice.