• Kubel returns to Twins on Minor League deal

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 13, 2013
    Jason Kubel is back with the Twins. Outfielder Jason Kubel has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins, the team confirmed Friday. It's a homecoming for Kubel, who played seven seasons with the Twins before leaving as a free agent prior to the '12 campaign. Kubel, who was originally selected by the Twins in the 12th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft, is expected to compete for a spot as a corner outfielder and designated hitter this spring. Kubel, 31, broke into pro ball as a 12th-round draft pick with Minnesota in 2000. The Twins are hoping for a bounce back from Kubel, who was a .271/.335/.459 hitter with 104 homers, 142 doubles and 429 RBIs in 753 games with Minnesota. It was a falloff from his impressive season the year before when he hit .253/.327/.506 with 30 homers, 30 doubles and 90 RBIs in 140 games in his first season with the D-backs after signing a two-year, $16 million deal.
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