Skip to main content

Attention now turns to Kubel

It appears that the drama around Michael Cuddyer's future has quelled with word that he'll be signing with the Rockies. Now, it looks like the Twins are going to take another run at Jason Kubel.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

It appears that the drama around Michael Cuddyer's future has quelled with word that he'll be signing with the Rockies. Now, it looks like the Twins are going to take another run at Jason Kubel.

Next Up

Train Days

Historic locomotives to roll into St. Paul for Train Days

The festival at the Union Depot returns June 4-5.

Dalton tornado

Tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind possible in Sunday/Monday storms

The Twin Cities is among the areas that could get hit.

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."

Nero

The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.

MPR

APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.

Related

Kubel, Cuddyer happy to be in hitters' parks

We're sure they're just masking the pain of not playing in Minnesota anymore, but former Twins Jason Kubel (Diamondbacks) and Michael Cuddyer (Rockies) seem giddy about not having to bat in Target Field 81 games per year.

Twins to offer arbitration to Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel

The Twins are expected to offer arbitration to free-agent outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel today. Both players are expected to decline the offer, but they can still sign with Minnesota. Offering arbitration assures the Twins draft pick compensation if either player signs with another team.

Twins don't expect to sign Cuddyer and Kubel

Twins general manager Terry Ryan says it would be "unrealistic" to think that both Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel will be back with the Twins next season. Ryan expects talks between the Twins and Cuddyer and his agent to resume Thursday, or sometime in the near future.

Report: Kubel signs with Diamondbacks

Twins free agent outfielder Jason Kubel has reportedly signed a two-year deal to play for the Arizona Diamondbacks next spring. He’ll be paid about $15 million, with an option year in 2014. Kubel hit .273 with 12 home runs for the Twins last year in an injury-shortened season.

Are Rockies now courting Cuddyer?

While the Twins await word from Michael Cuddyer on whether he'll accept their latest offer, the Colorado Rockies are suddenly showing interest in the free agent outfielder.

Jason Kubel: NL superstar

Former Twin Jason Kubel continues his hitting tear. He now has 71 RBIs for Arizona, the most in the National League. Some say he’s a definite MVP candidate.

Sports MN Quiz: How many homers did Cuddyer and Kubel hit in 2011?

Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel both say they're happy to be hitting in new ballparks this year, as opposed to Target Field, where drives to right go to die. In 2011, how many balls did these former Twins manage to knock out of the park? For the answer, click on the headline above.

Baker out for the season, attention turns to Marquis, Hendriks and Swarzak

The Twins announced Wednesday that starter Scott Baker will miss the entire 2012 season to surgically repair his right elbow. With Baker out, the Twins will have to rely on Jason Marquis and Liam Hendriks to help stabilize the rotation.