The Minnesota Twins have added some depth to their outfielding corps. as they’ve decided to bring back veteran outfielder Jason Kubel.
jason kubel agrees to deal with #twins. nice homecoming.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 13, 2013
It’s a nice family reunion considering Kubel began his Major League career with the Twins back in 2004. He spent a little bit of time with their Double-A and Triple-A affiliates before making the Opening Day roster in 2006.
Kubel spent a total of five years with the Twins organization before signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks in December of 2011. He would later be traded to the Cleveland Indians for a player who was to be named later.
Cleveland decided to decline his option for the 2014 season back in November.
Jason’s offensive production was almost a career low this year as he only hit five home runs and 32 RBI’s with a total batting line of .216/.293/.317 across the line between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians.
Earlier on in the year, the Twins made a whole bunch of roster moves which brought some fresh faces after a huge loss. Kubel will get a chance to get another crack at the Opening Day roster despite signing a Minor league contract.