Found December 19, 2011 on
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MINNEAPOLIS Free agent outfielder Jason Kubel is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Heyman reported Monday that Kubel, who spent his entire seven-year career with the Minnesota Twins, received a two-year, 15 million deal from the Diamondbacks with an option for a third year.
Kubel, 29, was drafted by the Twins in 2000 and broke into the majors with Minnesota in 2004. He had a career year in 2009, when he hit 28 home runs, drove in 103 runs and batted .300. The left-handed hitting Kubel hit 20 or more homers three times in seven years with the Twins. But he missed a good amount of games in 2011 with a foot injury, playing in 99 total games and hitting 12 homers.
Kubel's exit from Minnesota became likely when the Twins signed free agent outfielder Josh Willingham to a three-year, 21 million contract earlier this month. Outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who spent his 11-year career with Minnesota, signed with the Colorado Rockies. Now, Kubel is the latest Twins free agent to head elsewhere after Minnesota's 99-loss season.
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The Diamondbacks, continuing their impressive off-season, have reached agreement with free-agent outfielder Jason Kubel on a two-year contract, according to a major-league source.
The deal, which is pending a physical, also includes an option for 2014, the source said.
Kubel, 29, will play left field for the Diamondbacks, with Gerardo Parra likely becoming the team's fourth...
The Diamondbacks reached a two-year deal with Jason Kubel:
The Diamondbacks, continuing their impressive off-season, have reached agreement with free-agent outfielder Jason Kubel on a two-year, $15 million contract, according to a major-league source.
Kubel is a terrible fielder, with his glove often eating up his offensive value. I get the feeling the Diamondbacks overpaid here...
Jason Kubel officially became a Diamondback this week, finalizing a two-year, $15 million deal that includes a $7.5 million mutual option for 2014.
Jason Kubel has agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are ironing out the final details of a two-year, $15 million contract with free agent outfielder Jason Kubel. A person familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified because no official announcement had been made, said the deal is expected to be finalized by Tuesday at the latest.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on a two-year, $15 million contract with free agent outfielder Jason Kubel.
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It's an interesting signing, both because it came out of nowhere and because of the questions it raises, most of which revolve around incumbent left fielder Gerardo Parra.
The Reds acquired Mat Latos over the weekend, but they continue to search for a closer and a left fielder, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. GM Walt Jocketty explained that he expects to add an arm before he adds a bat.
"First, we'll address the bullpen a little bit," he said. "Once I get pitching done and know what we have left to spend, we'll know more...