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D-Backs Officially Sign Kubel

The Arizona Diamondbacks have officially signed free agent outfielder Jason Kubel to a 2-year contract worth $15 Million. Kubel passed his physical and is now with Arizona. He hit .273 with 12 homeruns and 58 RBIs for the Twins in 2011.

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Diamondbacks Agree To Sign Kubel

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly agreed to sign free agent outfielder Jason Kubel to a 2-year contract worth $15 Million. Kubel hit .273 with 12 homeruns and 58 RBIs in 2011 for the Twins. He missed 2 months with foot injury. Kubel was a 12th round pick by the Twins in 2000 and had his best season in 2009 when he hit .300 with 28 homeruns and 103 RBIs.

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Twins Looking at Pitchers; Kubel Looking at Leaving

The latest reports from FOX sports indicates the Twins have been looking at free agent starting pitchers Jon Garland, Joel Pineiro and Jeff Francis. Garland is coming off shoulder surgery and was just 1-5 in 2011 with a 4.33 ERA with the Dodgers. Pineiro was 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA with the Angles in 2011 and Francis was 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA with the Royals in 2011.

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Cuddyer and Kubel Reject Arbitration

Twins free agent outfielders Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer have both rejected salary arbitration. The Twins arn't surprised by this development. Cuddyer has been offered a 3-year contract worth $24 Million. The Twins still hope to re-sign both players.

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Twins Salvage Final Game Of Series At Chicago

The Twins beat the White Sox 7-6 in Chicago Wednesday in the final game of a 3-game series. Minnesota erupted for 6 first inning runs off starter Jake Peavy. The Twins added a run in the 7th inning on a Jason Repko homerun after Chicago cut the lead to 6-3. Jason Kubel and Luke Hughes each had 2-run homeruns in the first inning and both Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe were 2-4 on the day. Scott Diamond threw 6 innings with 3 hits and 3 earned runs allowed to get his first major league win.

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Thome and Kubel Claimed Off Trade Waivers

Twins sluggers Jim Thome and Jason Kubel were each placed on trade waivers earlier this week and ESPN reported Wednesday that both Thome and Kubel were claimed by unidentified teams. The White Sox or Cleveland Indians are believed to be the teams that claimed Thome and the White Sox, Indians, Yankees or Texas Rangers are believed to be the teams that claimed Kubel.

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Twins Rout Burnett, Yankees

The Twins downed the New York Yankees 9-4 Saturday night. Minnesota scored 2 first inning runs and added 5 more runs in the 2nd inning. A.J. Burnett allowed 5 hits, 3 walks and 7 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss. Jason Kubel went 3-5 with 2 RBIs, Ben Revere was 2-5 with 2 RBIs and both Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

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Twins Beat Rangers 7-2

The Twins defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 Wednesday night. Joe Mauer hit his first homerun this season and had 3 runs scored with 2 RBIs for the Twins. Michael Cuddyer had 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs and Jason Kubel had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for the Twins. Brian Duensing threw 6 2/3 innings with 7 hits and 1 earned run allowed with 6 strikeouts to get the win and improve to 8-8 for Minnesota.

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Morneau Has Neck Surgery, Span Makes Progress

The Twins got some good news on first baseman Justin Morneau. He had successful neck surgery to relieve a pinched nerve and expects to rejoin the team in August. Outfielder Denard Span will travel with the Twins to Chicago this week as he recovers from a concussion. No timetable for Spans return yet.

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Kubel Suffers Setback; Twins Host Brewers Tonight

Twins' outfielder Jason Kubel suffered a setback in his recovery from a sprained left foot Thursday night. He was removed from the Class A Fort Myers game after feeling some discomfort in the foot after making a play. Kubel began a rehab assignment at Class A Fort Myers this week. The Twins hope to have Kubel back within a week. He will be re-evaluated today.

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