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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' patience at the plate paying off, especially against Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS -- The old scoreboard at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome used to display a message with a picture of a ghost whenever an opposing pitcher gave a Twins batter a free pass: "Walks Will Haunt." That phrase has perhaps never been more true than it was Thursday night at Target Field.  Minnesota drew 12 walks in the game -- and a whopping eight walks in a six-run...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins offense among best in baseball

MINNEAPOLIS -- In an offseason where starting pitching was the main focus for Minnesota in free agency, much hand-wringing was done this winter in Twins Territory over the lineup. Would this offense be able to score any runs? Will the players who had down years in 2013 be able to bounce back in 2014? Through two weeks, the answer to both of those questions has been a resounding yes...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins can't muster much 'O' against A's

MINNEAPOLIS -- The biggest question mark for the Twins entering the 2014 season was the lineup. Many wondered if Minnesota was going to be capable of scoring enough runs to compete. For the first eight games of the 2014 season, the offense wasn't a huge concern. Minnesota averaged 5.6 runs per game entering Thursday's series finale against Oakland, aided by a pair of 10-run...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins 10, Indians 7: Very Hit, Such Offense

Six games into 2014, and the Minnesota Twins have scored 39 runs. Consistency in producing runs is definitely going to be an issue this summer, but the Twins have blown it out of the water so far. And who do we have to thank for it? Trevor Plouffe, Chris Colabello, Jason Kubel, and Kurt Suzuki. Who saw that coming? Pitching continues to be an issue. The Twins took a 6-2 lead into...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

With big bats silent, rest of Twins lineup works to pick up slack

Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier and Oswaldo Arcia were three players the Minnesota Twins figure to rely on offensively this season. Yet as that trio combined to go hitless Wednesday in Chicago, it was the likes of Jason Kubel, Aaron Hicks, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki doing the damage at the plate in Minnesota's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the White Sox. Manager Ron Gardenhire drew some...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kubel sits, Chris Colabello plays on Opening Day

We have our first lineup of the season for you, Minnesota Twins fans, and it’s a bit of a talker. Facing Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale today at U.S. Cellular Field, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is going with the following: Brian Dozier 4 Kurt Suzuki 2 Joe Mauer 3 Josh Willingham 7 Chris Colabello DH Trevor Plouffe 5 Oswaldo Arcia 9 Aaron Hicks 8 Pedro Florimon...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Bench/DH

Minnesota's bench has a bit of a retro look, with the return of Jason Kubel and Jason Bartlett. The Twins hope Kubel can give the team a boost at designated hitter.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

This is what I’ve been trying to tell you about the Twins

Asst GM Rob Antony: We planned for higher payroll than $85M, but FA position players signed elsewhere. “We were trying to give money away.” — Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) March 26, 2014   The Twins season begins on Monday, so we can start to take the roster seriously now. Jason Kubel made the team, and that’s generally the only additional player added to the roster that was...
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27 days ago  |  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

Twins Opening Day Roster Preview

Joe MauerHere's a look at what the Twins opening day roster will most likely be.C - Kurt Suzuki1B -  Joe Mauer2B - Brian Dozier3B - Trevor PlouffeSS - Pedro FlorimonLF - Josh WillinghamCF - Aaron HicksRF - Oswaldo ArciaDH - Jason KubelThe 5 man rotation will probably look like this:Ricky NolaskoPhil HughesKevin CorreiaMike PelfreyScott Diamond / Samuel Deduno?The Bullpen shapes...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Strikes Your Out, Or Not?

JACOB PAPKE MLB WRITER After battling through injuries Jason Kubel, Matt Guerrier and Jason Bartlett are all back in Twins uniforms and trying to show they still deserve to be in the majors. Jason Kubel After a terrible 2013 Jason Kubel and the Twins agreed on a 1 year minor league deal earlier this offseason. After spending his first 6 season with the Twins Kubel signed a 2 year...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brothers-in-law Kubel, Tonkin hoping to make Twins roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There were plenty of new faces in the Hammond Stadium clubhouse when outfielder Jason Kubel reported to camp in mid-February. Of course, there were some he recognized from the decade he spent with the Twins' organization, but much had changed since he last played for Minnesota in 2011. Then there was a teammate Kubel knew very well, but had not yet played...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Jason Kubel: 'I'm over all the injuries and stuff'

Outfielder Jason Kubel had a season to forget in 2013. He not only hit a career low .216 last year, but he played in just 97 games for two different teams. Kubel played in 89 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks before getting traded to the Cleveland Indians on August 29. He played in just eight games for Cleveland. A strained left quadriceps may have led to his poor performance and...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Matt Guerrier still have it?

In case you hadn’t heard, the Twins are getting the band back together. This offseason, it was already announced that Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel were returning to Minnesota, and just yesterday, the Twins announced the return of reliever Matt Guerrier. Many people seem to believe all three of these players will be joining the major league roster. Even though the Twins were...
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January 30, 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?'''...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Old Twins Bartlett and Kubel hoping for second tour of duty

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortly after former Twins Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel rejoined the fold with Minnesota this winter, they got a call from another Jason who also wanted in. "After (Kubel) signed, which was after me, Jason Tyner called me and said, 'What's going on? Is this an Old Timer's game? Do I need to pack my bag or what?'" Bartlett said. "That...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kubel back for another go-around with the Twins

The 31-year-old has returned to the Twins in hopes of putting a poor 2013 season behind him. The seeds for a reunion were planted last September, when the Cleveland Indians visited Target Field and Jason Kubel was finishing up his worst season as a major leaguer. Kubel, who was drafted and developed, and then flourished, as a Twin, talked to former teammates and staff members about...
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January 26, 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…
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kubel signs minor league deal with Twins

The Twins on Friday announced the signing of Jason Kubel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, giving a player they drafted a chance to re-establish himself as a power hitting outfielder. It’s a low-risk move for a club that’s searching for offensive help. Kubel likely won’t be the only hitter the Twins will bring in this offseason. ‘‘It seems...
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December 14, 2013  |  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...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kubel’s real reason for returning to the Twins

Jason Kubel cannot possibly return to the National League. Hanley Ramirez is terrifying.  
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kubel returning to Twins on minor-league deal

The Minnesota Twins have signed outfielder Jason Kubel to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Kubel, 31, broke into the majors with the Twins in 2004 and is returning to his original team.2013 was difficult for Kubel in the second year of a two-year, $16 million deal he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in December...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins bring back Jason Kubel

The Minnesota Twins have signed free agent Jason Kubel to a minor league deal. Kubel hit 30 homers for the D’Backs in 2012 but was largely irrelevant last season batting just .216/.293/.317 with five homers over 97 contests. The Twins have no shortage of needs in the outfield and at DH which should give Kubel ample playing time if he makes the roster. Kubel spent the first seven...
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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...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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