by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel returned to the starting lineup Sunday at Miami after missing five-straight starts with a quadriceps injury. Kubel, who has been available to pinch-hit, is batting .167 (4 for 24) with an RBI in 10 May games (six starts).
Jason Kubel remains out
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel was out fo the lineup yet again Saturday vs. Miami, as he continues to be bothered by a quadriceps injury. He has appeared in just two of the last four games as a pinch-hitter.
Jason Kubel remains sidelined
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel was not in the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Marlins, as he continues to deal with a left quadriceps injury.
Kubel has appeared in two of the last three games, but only as a pinch-hitter. The team does not know when he will be able to return.
Quad bothering Jason Kubel again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel has not been in the starting lineup since Sunday, after reaggravating the left quadriceps injury that forced him to go on the disabled list earlier in the season.
Kubel will try to play Friday against the Marlins after appearing twice in the team's last three games as a pinch-hitter.
Jason Kubel stuck in deep slumber
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel went 1 for 3 to halt a three-game hitless skid during Sunday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia. Kubel, who was remained out of the lineup against left-handed pitchers, has tallied just two hits over his past seven games as his batting average has plummeted to .254.
Over his first 11 games during the month of May, the veteran slugger has started just six games, and has amassed more strikeouts (seven) than hits and walks combined (six).
Jason Kubel finds power stroke quickly after activation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel homered in his second game off the disabed list Monday against the Giants. Kubel was one of three Arizona players to hit a home run off Matt Cain in the fourth inning, with Kubel's being a two-run homer.
In 10 games, Kubel is batting .306 (11 for 36) with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI. He's managed a .611 slugging percentage and .970 OPS.
Jason Kubel skips rehab work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) After previously stating outfielder Jason Kubel (quadriceps) would be sent for a minor-league rehab assignment this week, the Diamondbacks instead activated him from the disabled list prior to Sunday's game against Colorado. Kubel was expected to rehab Monday and Tuesday, but the 30-year-old will suit up for his first action with Arizona since April 12.
Kubel served as the No. 3 hitter in the batting order against Rockies pitcher Patrick Corbin. He was boasting a six-game hitting streak and .333 batting average before landing on the disabled list.
Jason Kubel lifts off in extended spring training
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel (quadriceps) went 3 for 4 with a home run and two singles in an extended spring training game Saturday.
Kubel is expected to start his minor-league rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Reno before being activated from the disabled list Wednesday, according to FOXSportsArizona.com.
Jason Kubel nearing rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel (quadriceps) is inching closer to his minor-league rehab assignment, manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com Thursday.
"Maybe by the end of the weekend, maybe by early next week, we'll think about sending him out somewhere," Gibson said.
Kubel is eligible to come off the disabled list as early as April 28. He was hitting .333 with two home runs and six RBI before getting hurt.
Jason Kubel in 'calm-down' mode
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad, is in "calm-down" while he deals with swelling in his quad, according to MLB.com.
Kubel could have to stay longer than 15 days on the DL. He is eligible to return April 28, if he ramps up his recovery process.
"He'll just do mobility stuff and regular manual strengthening, just what's tolerable while they try to calm everything down," manager Kirk Gibson said. "The MRI showed some fluid in there, which means there's swelling. He'll try to work that out, as well, and then they start ramping up at that point."
Jason Kubel on the shelf
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel has been dealing with tightness in his left quad since last weekend's series in Milwaukee, but he has tried to play through it. The injury will ultimately end up costing him a few weeks of action.
Kubel was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, despite manager Kirk Gibson telling reporters earlier in the day that Kubel was "OK". The team called up Cody Ross to take Kubel's place on the roster prior to the team's game against the Dodgers.
Kubel was batting .333 with four extra-base hits and six RBI in 30 at-bats prior to the DL trip. He will likely be out until late April due to the injury.
Jason Kubel not ready to start
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel was held out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers with a nagging quad injury. It was the third straight game Kubel has not started, but he made a pinch-hitting appearance Friday, recording a single.
Alfredo Marte started in left field for Arizona Saturday.
Jason Kubel still dealing with sore quad
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel was held out of the starting lineup Friday night against the Dodgers as he continues to be bothered by a sore left quadriceps.
Kubel, who is hitting .125 (1 for 8) lifetime against Friday's starter Clayton Kershaw, could be available as a reserve late in the game, the Arizona Republic reports. Kubel is hitting .310/.355/.586 through his first 29 at-bats.
Jason Kubel out of the lineup with 'little things popping up'
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013)Jason Kubel is out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday due to "little things popping up here and there," the Arizona Republic reports.
Kubel dealt with ankle and knee soreness in the spring but it is unclear if his so-called "little things" are related. He's day-to-day for now, and with a day off for Arizona on Thursday his chances of playing Friday seem good.
Jason Kubel hits one out
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel hit his first home run of the season on Saturday night against the Brewers. He victimized starter Mike Fiers for a two-run bomb in the fourth inning and finished 2 for 5 in the 8-2 win. Kubel also collected a base hit.
The 30-year-old has hit safely in four out of five games.
Jason Kubel hops back into lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel returned to the starting lineup Wednesday vs. St. Louis after sitting Tuesday because of left leg soreness. Kubel, who is batting .400 (2 for 5) through two games, was penciled into the lineup batting sixth and starting in left field.
Soreness lingering for Jason Kubel
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel showed no signs of being limited by lingering soreness in his left leg in the team's opener Monday, but the team is being cautious with him anyway.
Kubel earned a day off Tuesday due to the injury, in order to rest the leg. Manager Kirk Gibson expects Kubel to be back in the lineup Wednesday.
"Kubel had been a little bit gimpy on and off in the spring, so it just kind of makes sense," Gibson told MLB.com. "I thought he had a good productive day yesterday, and he'll be good off the bench if we need him. He'll be back in there tomorrow, I'd expect."
Kubel collected two hits and an RBI in the team's first game. Gibson said the team will try to watch his workload, after Kubel struggled to put up a .201 batting average in the season half last season.
Jason Kubel's RBI double sparks rally
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel plated his first RBI of the season on a double in the fourth inning of Monday's season opener vs. St. Louis. Kubel's RBI double was the first run off starter Adam Wainwright and sparked a three-run inning for Arizona.
Kubel was 2 for 4 with one run Monday. He left one runner on base.
Jason Kubel's ankle feels fine
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) MLB.com reports Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel was able to play in a minor-league game on Wednesday and suffered no setbacks to his injured left ankle. He went 4-for-7 with two homers and was able to run the bases.
"I ran them a little easy and then realized it was feeling pretty good and started running more and felt pretty good," Kubel said.
The 30-year-old twisted his ankle in Tuesday's Cactus League contest and is batting .150 (6 for 40) with one home run and three RBI this spring.
"It felt good to hit some balls," Kubel said. "It definitely helps to get as many at-bats as you can. I think today helps with confidence a little bit. I'm just hopefully looking forward to getting the next couple of days out of here healthy. I've been battling things all spring so hopefully everything starts feeling good and stays that way."
Jason Kubel leaves game with ankle injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel exited Tuesday's contest against the Angels due to left ankle discomfort, according to MLB.com. Kubel left the game in the fifth inning and was replaced by Alfredo Marte. The Diamondbacks have listed him as day to day with the injury.
Kubel is hitting .154 with a home run and three RBI in 17 Cactus League games.
Kubel has better offseason
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) MLB.com reports Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel said he was able to do more this offseason than last because he battled a left ankle injury in 2011, which prevented him from running in the offseason leading up to 2012. "Last year I had a foot injury so I wasn't really cleared to work on my feet, so I couldn't do cardio," Kubel said. "I wasn't able to do that until the middle of January. This year I was able to get going in early November, so I feel a ton better this year than I did last year." Kubel's offense suffered down the stretch last season, which he hints fatigue might have been a factor. "I don't feel like it was, but I can't really think of any other reasons for why I would just all of a sudden struggle," he said. "I think with the work put in and not missing any time I think I'll be able to get after it like normal now. We'll see how it all works out."
Orioles in the hunt for Kubel
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/23/2013) According to FOX Sports, the Orioles are interested in trading for the Diamondbacks' Jason Kubel. The Diamondbacks are looking to trade either Kubel or Justin Upton after recently signing free agent Cody Ross.
Kubel still on trade block
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2013) ESPN reports the Diamondbacks continue to weigh trade offers regarding outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, and the team wants to trade one of them sooner rather than later. Arizona feels it could get suitable value for Kubel, if that is the route it chooses.