SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Anyone who thought Gerardo Parra would gripe about losing his starting job as the Diamondbacks left fielder does not know Parra.
Parra, who won a Gold Glove as the Diamondbacks starting left fielder in 2011, became the Diamondbacks fourth outfielder and backup at all three spots whenfree agent was Jason Kubel.
My first reaction I know Kubel. I saw him when he played with Minnesota. Great player. Great hitter," Parra said. "I feel good. Im happy because the team looks strong, and the point is to go the World Series. Its my team. I feel right.Kubel averaged 19 homers and 79 RBIs with Minnesota the last five seasons, and he was 4 of 14 with a homer and three RBI when the D-backs swept the Twins in a three-game series at Chase Field last May. His two-year deal is worth 15 million.
The signing came a month after Parra won the Gold Glove in his first season as a regular left fielder. Parra hit .292 with eight homers and 48 RBIs, winning the job outright in May.