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13 Jason Kubel LF
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 5/25/1982 | Birthplace: Belle Fourche, SD | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Minnesota | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 299.93

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Twins release Jason Kubel


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) The Twins released outfielder Jason Kubel after he declined an assignment to Triple-A Rochester. He hit .224 with one homer and 13 RBI in 156 at-bats this season.

Report: Jason Kubel done with Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Veteran Jason Kubel will reject a demotion to Triple-A and will be released by the Twins, a source has told mlbtraderumors.com.

Kubel started the season on fire before a massive slump. He has not managed a hit since May 18, after which he is 0 for 26. His average has dropped from .299 on May 1 to a season-low .224.


Jason Kubel will not accept Triple-A demotion


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Recently waived outfielder Jason Kubel's agent has informed the Twins that his client will not be accepting an assignment to Triple-A Rochester in the event that he makes it through waivers.

Kubel was waived after hitting just .224/.313/.295 in 45 games with the Twins this season. 


Jason Kubel designated for assignment Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Twins outfielder Jason Kubel has been designated for assignment Sunday, according to the FSN.

Kubel has struggled this season, hitting .224/.313/.295 over 156 at-bats. The team signed Kendrys Morales Saturday, and needed to make room on the 40-man roster for Morales.


Jason Kubel out of Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Slumping Twins left fielder Jason Kubel is set to sit Saturday against Tigers stud Max Scherzer. Eduardo Nunez is in that spot instead.

Kubel hasn't recorded a multi-hit game or RBI since May 1 and has just five hits in his last 29 at-bats.


Jason Kubel out, Darin Mastroianni in Friday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Hot-hitting left fielder Jason Kubel is not in the lineup Friday night for the Twins against Kansas City southpaw Jason Vargas. He has been replaced by Darin Mastroianni, who will lead off.

Kubel is batting .340 on the season, but just .188 against left-handers.


Jason Kubel remains one of early-season surprises


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Twins left fielder Jason Kubel could not have possibly kept up the pace he forged in the first week of the season, but has remained productive.

He was batting .462 with four doubles, one home run and six RBI through April 9. He is 5 for 24 since, but has three RBI in the last two games and his comeback after a lost, injury-plagued 2013 has been one of the most intriguing stories early in 2014. He has been placed in the middle of a Minnesota lineup that lacks power and owns a stat line of .340/.420/.521.

Kubel is just one year removed from a 90-RBI season with Arizona.


Jason Kubel continues to mash in loss to Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Twins veteran outfielder Jason Kubel continued Wednesday to thrive with the only team with which he has consistently thrived.

Kubel slammed four hits in a losing effort against Oakland, including a solo homer in the second inning, to raise his batting average to .462. He added singles in the sixth, ninth and 10th innings.


Jason Kubel revival continues Saturday in Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Twins outfielder Jason Kubel seems to be enjoying his return to the team for which he once thrived. He smacked three singles and drove in two runs Saturday to key a win in Cleveland.

Kubel contributed RBI hits in the first and ninth innings and raised his batting average to .385 in the process. He also exacted a bit of revenge on the Indians, who rarely used him after acquiring him last season before letting him go.


Jason Kubel goes from benched to cleanup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Twins veteran outfielder Jason Kubel sat out the opener against White Sox stud left-hander Chris Sale, but he sure got a primo spot in Game 2. Kubel was stuck in the cleanup spot Wednesday.

Kubel last batted fourth last July with Arizona. His continued struggles in 2013 prevented him from being considered for that spot thereafter.


Twins select contracts of Jason Kubel, Jason Bartlett


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) The Twins have selected the contracts of Jason Kubel and Jason Bartlett Saturday, the team announced.

Kubel rejoined the club after two seasons in Arizona. He hit .186 during spring training. Bartlett also rejoined the team after five seasons away. He hit just .098 in 41 at-bats this spring.


Jason Kubel makes opening-day roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Twins informed outfielder Jason Kubel that he has made the team's initial 25-man roster, MLB.com reports.

Kubel will be officially added to the roster before the March 31 opener, and he'll receive a $2 million salary this season. He's 7 for 33 with one home run this spring.


Jason Kubel blast brings him optimism


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Fading slugger Jason Kubel spoke optimistically after slugging a home run off Tampa Bay ace David Price to end a 1-for-14 streak on Tuesday. He believes he has begun to find his swing, which abandoned him in a miserable 2013 season.

"It felt good to finally hit one hard," he told MLB.com. "The results aren't there, but I feel like over the last few games, my last four or five at-bats are feeling pretty good. So if it keeps getting better each day before the season starts, I'll be right where I want to be."

Kubel hit 20 or more home runs four times between 2008 and 2012 and drove in 90 or more three times from 2009 to 2012, but managed just five home runs and 32 RBI in 97 games with Arizona and Cleveland last season. He is trying to earn regular season at-bats with the Twins as a non-roster invitee, most likely as a designated hitter.


Jason Kubel seeking bounce-back year with familiar team


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Veteran outfielder Jason Kubel joined the Twins in spring training on Thursday and proclaimed himself healthy after a 2013 season in which he was hindered by injury and poor performance.

"I'm over all the injuries and stuff," he told MLB.com. "I'm just looking forward to starting over again. I started out fine (last year) and then got hurt early. It never really healed, and I never really got back after that. It was my left quad. It stayed around all year. So I think that's gone."

Kubel is back with the team with which he enjoyed his finest year. He batted .271 with 104 home runs and 429 RBI in seven seasons with the Twins. He will try to hook on as a reserve.


Jason Kubel glad to be back with the Twins


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Twins outfielder Jason Kubel is happy to be back with the club, according to MLB.com.

Kubel has a tough time last season due to a quadriceps injury. He hit just .216/.293/.317 in 259 at-bats. Kubel said the injury played a big role in his struggles, but added that he was healthy now. It was my left leg." Kubel said. "I couldn't really push off, couldn't run. It just didn't work out last year." 

Manager Ron Gardenhire is glad to have Kubel back. "We need offense," Gardenhire said. "If Kubel gets hot, he can carry you for a while. So we need help with some veterans."


Jason Kubel blames down year on quadriceps injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Twins outfielder Jason Kubel is coming off one of his worst seasons as a pro, batting a disappointing .216 with a .317 slugging percentage in 87 games between the Diamondbacks and Indians.

Though, Kubel believes his struggles were because of a quadriceps injury he sustained early in the 2013 season, according to The Star Tribune.

"A couple games back into it, I dove for a ball in the outfield and it came back and stayed for three months," Kubel said. "It was my left leg and I couldn’t run. It was there all year, and it made it tough. I believe that’s what led me to be down all year."

Though Kubel heads into spring training on a minor-league contract, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is hopeful Kubel plays his way onto the roster and returns to his old form.

"The one thing we all know is that when he gets hot, he can carry you," Gardenhire said. "I’m not saying he’s here to do that, but I think he can be very valuable to us if he comes to spring training and proves that and be healthy."


Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton among 23 non-roster invitees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. 

The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.


Jason Kubel can make $2 million if he makes club


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Twins outfielder Jason Kubel will make $2 million if he's able to make the club, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. 

In total, Kubel can make up to $3 million based on incentives in his contract. He's coming off a down year, in which he hit .216/.293/.317 in 97 at-bats. Kubel will make $15,000 per month if he's in the minors. 


Jason Kubel reaches deal with Twins


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Free-agent outfielder Jason Kubel has reached a deal with the Twins, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Kubel split time between Cleveland and Arizona last year, hitting .216/.293/.317 in 259 at-bats. He spent eight seasons in Minnesota before accepting a three-year deal with the Diamondbacks in 2012. Terms of the deal are not known at this time.


Twins talking about reunion with Jason Kubel


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) The Twins have discussed a reunion with outfielder Jason Kubel, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Kubel's option was declined by Cleveland in early November. Making him a free-agent. He hit .216/.293/.317 in 259 at-bats split between Cleveland and Arizona. Kubel came up with the Twins, and spent eight seasons with the club. 


Cleveland declines Jason Kubel's option


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Cleveland has declined outfielder Jason Kubel's option for 2014, making him a free-agent, according to ESPN.

Kubel had a tough year with two clubs, hitting just .216/.293/.317 in 259 at-bats. Kubel could have returned to the club for $7.5 million.


Jason Kubel starting Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Indians outfielder Jason Kubel is in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Mets.

Kubel will start in right and hit seventh. He'll take the place of Drew Stubbs. Kubel is hitting .224/.298/.329 in 246 at-bats. 


Indians option Carlos Carrasco to make room for Jason Kubel


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) New Indians addition Jason Kubel officially joined the roster Saturday with Cleveland optioning pitcher Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A Columbus, MLB.com reports.

The 26-year-old Carrasco went 1-4 with a 6.85 ERA over 11 appearances and seven starts for the Indians this season. He has 28 strikeouts over 43 1/3 innings pitched.


Diamondbacks paying 'vast majority' of Jason Kubel's salary


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) The Diamondbacks will pay the "vast majority" of Indians outfielder Jason Kubel's salary, according to ESPN. 

Kubel is making $7.5 million this season. Kubel has mutual option for 2014, so he could remain with the Indians past this year. The team would have a pay a $1 million buyout if they choose not to bring Kubel back.

Kubel is hitting .220/.288/.324 in 241 at-bats. 


Will Jason Kubel rock in Cleveland?


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/30/2013) Jason Kubel has a chance to redeem his season, now that he's been traded to the Indians. FOXSports.com reports that Kubel will get regular playing time as a designated hitter against right-handed pitchers, and that alone will enhance his value.

Kubel's playing time in Arizona dried up, as he was striking out frequently and hitting with little power. Progressive Field, Kubel's new home venue, plays well as a home run park for lefties, probably more so than his old home of Chase Field. If he doesn't start making more contact, though, Kubel will still be nothing more than an option for deep leagues.

Even at his best, as a platoon player, Kubel is not worth the trouble in standard mixed leagues. He is, however, worth a flyer in any format deeper than that.