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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 outfielder.
The move gives the D-Backs considerable outfield depth. Parra actually had a slightly better offensive season than Kubel last season, producing a .784 OPS to Kubel's .766, albeit in a better hitter's park.
Kubel, however, missed nearly two months with a sprained left foot. Prior to last season, he had hit 20 or more homers three straight years. In 2009, the Twins' final season in the Metrodome, he produced a .907 OPS.
The decision by Kubel marks another blow to the Twins, who in the past week have lost two outfielders they drafted and developed to NL West clubs.
Late last week, free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer agreed to a three-year, $31.5 million contract with the Rockies. Prior to that, the Twins signed free-agent outfielder Josh Willingham to a three-year, $21 million deal.
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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...
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.
It was announced this morning that free agent outfielder Jason Kubel had signed a two year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth $15 million. My immediate thought upon hearing of the Kubel signing was "um....why?" The Diamondbacks have a perfectly capable left fielder in Gerardo Parra. In 2011, Parra had a .774 OPS in his third season in the majors at age 24. Kubel on...
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...