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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.
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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.

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