Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/19/11
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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