Twins Rumors: Jason Kubel likely to be released

The Minnesota Twins snagged Kendrys Morales out of free agency last week and he has just been killing it. Morales is batting .412 over four games. But in order for the Twins to bring in Morales they had to send someone down, that being Jason Kubel.#450249080 / gettyimages.comThe decision was pretty easy for the Twins with Kubel's lack of power this season. Kubel has just one...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Sign Kendrys Morales, DFA Jason Kubel

After signing free-agent Kendrys Morales to a deal a spot on the roster had to be created and today the Minnesota Twins designated for assignment Jason Kubel.  Morales played 156 games for Seattle last year, hitting .277 with 34 doubles, 23 home runs and 80 runs batted in. The 30-year-old switch-hitter declined a qualifying offer from the Mariners in the offseason.  Kubel  has...
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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...
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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

WATCH: Twins' Jason Kubel catches ball that bounces off fan

Video: Slick play by the Twins Outfielder.
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May 15, 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...
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April 18, 2014  |  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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March 31, 2014  |  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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March 27, 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

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

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

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

Cleveland Indians decline option on Jason Kubel

Aaron Gleeman of NBCSports.com reported that the Cleveland Indians declined the $7.5 million option on Jason Kubel.  After being traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Indians in late August, Kubel didn’t produce much.  So the decision by the Indians to decline the option was expected. The move was so much expected that the Diamondbacks sent enough cash to cover the $1 million...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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