Minnesota Twins Welcome Back Jason Kubel


Jason Kubel is now calling Minnesota home once again.

Sep 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder Jason Kubel (12) during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that they are bringing the veteran outfielder back to the minor league. Kubel is getting a free-agent deal with and a possibility to come into the major-league camp this spring. Kubel was originally selected by the Twins in the 12th round of the 2000 draft and played seven years with Minnesota.

He spent most of the 2013 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks but he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in late August.

This season he hit.216 with five home runs and 32 RBI in 97 games. His best season came with the Twins in 2009 when he batted .300 and hit 28 homers while driving in 103 runs.

Kubel has battled injuries during his career, including a knee injury while in Minnesota. He was limited to 99 games in 2011 and just 97 games in 2013.

The re addition of Kubel will give Minnesota potential for more depth in the outfield. Kubel has split his time between left field and right field during his career, but played the majority of his games in the left.