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PHOENIX The seed was planted here last May, when Jason Kubel knocked the ball around Chase Field with impunity, hitting for the cycle in Minnesotas three-game series. The Twins were swept, but Kubel was kind of swept away.
Pretty nice place, he told his agent, Joel Wolfe.
I like the way the ball comes off my bat. Obviously a very talented young team. I told Joel then that this would be a good place to be.
Seven months later, Kubel has landed. While he was courted by several teams in his first season of free agency this winter, the D-backs were always near the top of his wish list. The D-backs did not see a fit early in the free-agent process as they went after pitching, but after obtaining Trevor Cahill to flesh out the rotation, they took another look for a bat.
When D-backs general manager Kevin Towers showed a renewed interest last Thursday, Kubel was quick to agree to a two-year, 15 million contract to become the starting left fielder entering spring training. He will make ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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...