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Indians decline Jason Kubel’s option for 2014

Nov 1, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Jason Kubel didn’t hit much after being traded from Arizona to Cleveland in late August and the Indians have declined his $7.5 million option for 2014.

It was an expected move and in fact so expected that the Diamondbacks sent enough cash to cover the $1 million buyout of Kubel’s option as part of the trade.

As a free agent two offseasons ago Kubel landed a two-year, $16 million deal and he played well in the first season of the deal, but now at age 31 and coming off a rough year he may have to settle for a one-year pact as platoon designated hitter or left fielder.

  1. hildezero - Nov 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    I think the D-backs can pick him up… Na…

  2. Cris E - Nov 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    How done is he? Was the 2013 dip an injury thing or a sign of trouble? I haven’t seen him at all since he left the AL two years back.

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