• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Free agent OF Jason Kubel still not actively seeking contract

    Jason Kubel's brother-in-law -- Twins reliever Michael Tonkin -- said the 32-year-old outfielder hasn't officially retired, but he hasn't secured a contract for the 2015 season, per the Pioneer Press. "He's not actively seeking anything," Tonkin said. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman first reported in November that Kubel wasn't seeking a contract. Kubel was released by the Twins in June after batting .224 in 45 games.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel not actively seeking job in the majors

    Former Twins outfielder Jason Kubel is not seeking a job in the majors, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Kubel hit just .224/.313/.295 over 156 at-bats last season with Minnesota. The club released him in June. Kubel is currently coaching little league, and has no desire to return to baseball at this time.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Twins release Jason Kubel

    The Twins released outfielder Jason Kubel after he declined an assignment to Triple-A Rochester. He hit .224 with one homer and 13 RBI in 156 at-bats this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Jason Kubel done with Twins

    Veteran Jason Kubel will reject a demotion to Triple-A and will be released by the Twins, a source has told mlbtraderumors.com. Kubel started the season on fire before a massive slump. He has not managed a hit since May 18, after which he is 0 for 26. His average has dropped from .299 on May 1 to a season-low .224.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel will not accept Triple-A demotion

    Recently waived outfielder Jason Kubel's agent has informed the Twins that his client will not be accepting an assignment to Triple-A Rochester in the event that he makes it through waivers. Kubel was waived after hitting just .224/.313/.295 in 45 games with the Twins this season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel designated for assignment Sunday

    Twins outfielder Jason Kubel has been designated for assignment Sunday, according to the FSN. Kubel has struggled this season, hitting .224/.313/.295 over 156 at-bats. The team signed Kendrys Morales Saturday, and needed to make room on the 40-man roster for Morales.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel out of Saturday lineup

    Slumping Twins left fielder Jason Kubel is set to sit Saturday against Tigers stud Max Scherzer. Eduardo Nunez is in that spot instead. Kubel hasn't recorded a multi-hit game or RBI since May 1 and has just five hits in his last 29 at-bats.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel out, Darin Mastroianni in Friday lineup

    Hot-hitting left fielder Jason Kubel is not in the lineup Friday night for the Twins against Kansas City southpaw Jason Vargas. He has been replaced by Darin Mastroianni, who will lead off. Kubel is batting .340 on the season, but just .188 against left-handers.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel remains one of early-season surprises

    Twins left fielder Jason Kubel could not have possibly kept up the pace he forged in the first week of the season, but has remained productive. He was batting .462 with four doubles, one home run and six RBI through April 9. He is 5 for 24 since, but has three RBI in the last two games and his comeback after a lost, injury-plagued 2013 has been one of the most intriguing stories early in 2014. He has been placed in the middle of a Minnesota lineup that lacks power and owns a stat line of .340/.420/.521. Kubel is just one year removed from a 90-RBI season with Arizona.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jason Kubel continues to mash in loss to Athletics

    Twins veteran outfielder Jason Kubel continued Wednesday to thrive with the only team with which he has consistently thrived. Kubel slammed four hits in a losing effort against Oakland, including a solo homer in the second inning, to raise his batting average to .462. He added singles in the sixth, ninth and 10th innings.