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Kubel designated for assignment by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jason Kubel doesn't often show emotion, but he started to get a bit choked up Sunday as he stood in front of his locker just a few minutes after the Twins designated him for assignment. After eight years in Minnesota, it appears Kubel's time here has run out. "I just had a lot of good memories," Kubel said Sunday. "A lot of big wins. A lot of big homers. It's been...
Via Fox Sports North
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins see shift in baseball culture on defense

MINNEAPOLIS -- Almost every time Jason Kubel steps up to the plate, it seems as if the opposing team is playing with five infielders. That's not the case, obviously, but more and more teams continue to put an infield shift on the left-handed hitting Kubel. Often times that means a third baseman will move all the way over to shallow right field, anticipating a ground ball to the right...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Decisions to be made regarding lineup

Mike Pelfrey Like any other team, the Minnesota Twins have had to get by with injuries in the roster. But, once the injured players recover and plan to return, who should stay and who should sit out?   Samuel Deduno v. Mike Pelfrey Samuel Deduno started out the season as a reliever in the bullpen, but has recently moved into the starting rotation after Mike Pelfrey suffered a groin...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kubel producing offense and feeling back at home with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Every time Jason Kubel steps into the batter's box at Target Field, a familiar sound echoes through the ballpark. "Kuuuuubes!" the Twins fans bellow as the left-handed outfielder takes his cuts. It's something Minnesotans have done dating back to the Metrodome days, and ever since Kubel became an everyday player for the Twins back in 2007. So even after returning to...
Via Fox Sports North
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Jason Kubel looks for spot on roster

Minnesota Twins roster hopeful Jason Kubel has high potential in regaining a spot in the 2014 season lineup. As a nine-year major league veteran, Kubel has had his series of ups and downs. In his first seven years as a Twin, Kubel hit a .271 average with 104 home runs and 429 RBI. After the 2011 season, Kubel signed a free-agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and produced...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kubel, Bartlett begin Twins reunion

After joining Cleveland for the final month, Jason Kubel found himself in a familiar place in Minnesota when the Indians finished the regular season. During that series with the Twins, Kubel stopped in the home clubhouse to see some of his old teammates and coaches. Manager Ron Gardenhire got to the point. ''I said, `Why aren't you in this clubhouse?''' Gardenhire recalled. ''He...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former D’Back Jason Kubel Ditching Scottsdale Home For $1.3 Million

The desert air of Arizona was a fickle setting for major league outfielder Jason Kubel in the year-plus that he played for the…
Via Busted Coverage
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twin again: Kubel agrees to minor league deal with Minnesota

Outfielder Jason Kubel has returned to the Minnesota Twins, agreeing to a minor league contract. Minnesota said Friday that Kubel was invited to training camp in February. The 31-year-old had 104 homers and 429 RBIs in seven seasons with Minnesota. He left after the 2011 season to sign with Arizona and was traded to Cleveland last August. He hit a combined .216 last season, when...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Twins OF Jason Kubel returns to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jason Kubel is a Minnesota Twin once again.The Twins announced Friday that they are bringing theveteran outfielder back to Minnesota on a minor league free-agent deal with aninvitation to major-league camp this spring. Kubel, 31, was originally selectedby the Twins in the 12th round of the 2000 draft and played seven years withMinnesota.Kubel spent most of the 2013...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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