Cuddyer to the DL
Perhaps the most interesting element of this is who the Twins called up to replace Cuddyer on the roster. Despite my prediction earlier tonight that the Twins would want to keep Denard Span and Jason Pridie in AAA to start every day, the Twins decided to call Span up to the bigs for the first time in his career. While it's unfortunate that it took an injury to Cuddyer for Span to get a break in the bigs, this should please the fans who thought Span, and not Carlos Gomez, should have broken camp with the team. I don't know how much he'll play, but he'll undoubtedly make his big league debut and get at least a few starts in right. I expect Jason Kubel and Craig Monroe also to be used in the outfield fairly regularly.
The other interesting ramification of Cuddyer going on the DL is that the Twins now don't have a backup at first base. My guess is that Mike Lamb will serve in that capacity if needed, since the Twins could use Brendan Harris, Nick Punto, and Matt Tolbert at 3B as needed.