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  1. Twins demote Josmil Pinto back to Triple-A

    Jun 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Josmil Pinto Twins

    One side effect of the Twins signing Kendrys Morales to be their everyday designated hitter is that it pushed Josmil Pinto out of the lineup and, it turns out, back to the minors.

  2. Twins designate Jason Kubel for assignment to make room for Kendrys Morales

    Jun 8, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v San Francisco Giants

    In order to make room for Kendrys Morales on the roster, the Twins designated Jason Kubel for assignment.

  3. Twins activate Oswaldo Arcia from the disabled list and demote him to Triple-A

    May 14, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Oswaldo Arcia

    Oswaldo Arcia was Minnesota’s starting right fielder when he was shut down with a wrist injury during the first week of the season and now that he’s finally healthy six weeks later the Twins have decided to demote him to Triple-A.

  4. Toronto’s bullpen melts down in epic fashion against the Twins

    Apr 17, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Sergio Santos AP

    The Twins scored six runs on one hit, eight walks (!) and three wild pitches in the bottom of the eighth inning tonight.

  5. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  6. Jason Kubel returns to the Twins on minor league deal

    Dec 13, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jason Kubel left Minnesota to sign a two-year, $16 million deal with Arizona following the 2011 season, but after one good year and one bad year Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that he’s returning to the Twins on a minor-league deal. At this point in his career Kubel should really be a platoon designated hitter,…

  7. Indians decline Jason Kubel’s option for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Kubel

    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…

  8. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  9. Diamondbacks receive Matt Langwell to complete the Jason Kubel trade

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Indians acquired outfielder Jason Kubel from the Diamondbacks on Friday for a player to be named later and $200,000. That player to be named later is pitcher Matt Langwell, tweets Nick Piecoro. Langwell, 27, made his Major League debut on June 2 with the Indians. He allowed one run in one and one-third innings.…

  10. Mike Aviles breaks scoreless tie in the ninth with a grand slam as Indians beat Tigers

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

    It was a pitcher’s duel in Detroit this afternoon as the Tigers and Indians wrapped up a three-game weekend series. Tigers starter Justin Verlander held the Tribe scoreless through seven innings, allowing just four hits and walking two while striking out six. Indians starter Danny Salazar matched him, holding the Tigers at bay through six…

  11. The Indians reunite with Kelly Shoppach

    Aug 30, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Kelly Shoppach

    The Indians traded for Jason Kubel. From one depth move to another, they just announced that they signed Kelly Shoppach to a minor league deal. He’ll report to Triple-A. Shoppach, who is 33, played for the Indians between 2006 and 2009. He started this year with the Seattle Mariners where he didn’t hit. The M’s…

  12. UPDATE: The Indians acquire Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    Jason Kubel

    UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal is official: Source: #Indians get Kubel in trade; did not claim him on waivers. #DBacks paying nearly all of $2.5M remaining, which includes buyout. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 30, 2013   11:53 PM Thursday: After being designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks earlier this week, Jason Kubel…

  13. Jason Kubel designated for assignment by Diamondbacks

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    Jason Kubel

    Undone by leg and back problems this year, Jason Kubel was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, just five days prior to the roster expansion. Kubel was finishing up a two-year, $16 million contract with Arizona. He fulfilled his part of the bargain in year one, hitting .253/.328/.506 with 30 homers and 90…

  14. Adam Eaton finally cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks

    Jul 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    adam eaton getty

    Adam Eaton was supposed to open this season as Arizona’s starting center fielder and leadoff man. It’s three months late, but he’s finally in that role. According to television reporter Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona, Eaton, who suffered a sprained UCL in his left elbow during the middle of spring training, has officially been activated…

  15. Heath Bell allows homer in fifth consecutive appearance

    Jun 22, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Diamondbacks closer Heath Bell surrendered a two-run home run to Jay Bruce in the top of the ninth inning that turned a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit. It marked the fifth consecutive game in which Bell has allowed a homerun: June 10 @ Dodgers: Juan Uribe walk-off solo home run June 12 @ Dodgers:…

  16. MLB won’t approve pink-label MaxBats on Mother’s Day

    May 10, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    from @MaxBatBaseball

    It seems Louisville Slugger has a monopoly on the pink labels for Mother’s Day bats permitted by MLB. The Orioles’ Nick Markakis, the Nationals’ Jayson Werth and the Twins’ Trevor Plouffe were among the players informed by the league Friday that they won’t be able to use their custom label MaxBats on Sunday. Of course,…

  17. Diamondbacks activate Jason Kubel from disabled list

    Apr 28, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    jason kubel getty

    Via the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter feed: OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate Jason Kubel from 15-day disabled list. Corresponding move to be announced later. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 28, 2013 Kubel was scheduled to play in rehab games on Monday and Tuesday at Triple-A Reno, but the 14-10 Diamondbacks have suddenly scrapped that plan. Kubel wound up…

  18. D-Backs get good news on Jason Kubel, Didi Gregorius

    Apr 27, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Outfielder Jason Kubel will be ready to rejoin the Diamondbacks’ lineup on May 1 after he makes a few rehab starts with Triple-A Reno. Kubel is recovering from a strained left quadriceps, which dampened his hot start to the season. In his first eight games, he hit .333 with two home runs. Meanwhile, Didi Gregorius…

  19. Diamondbacks activate Cody Ross, send Jason Kubel to DL

    Apr 13, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The D-Backs made a pair of roster moves today, activating Cody Ross and placing Jason Kubel on the disabled list. Ross had been dealing with a strained left calf that kept him out of most of spring training, but he is ready now after completing a rehab stint. Kubel landed on the disabled list with…

  20. Diamondbacks top Cardinals in 16-inning marathon

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:27 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    No one told Josh Collmenter and Mitchell Boggs that it’s too early in the season for games to be lasting past 3 a.m. It took nearly 5 1/2 hours, but the Diamondbacks edged the Cardinals 10-9 in 16 innings Wednesday to claim two out of three in the opening series in Arizona. Cliff Pennington singled…

  21. Three Diamondbacks were injured last night

    Mar 27, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

    Emergency Room

    Is spring training over yet? I’m assuming the Diamondbacks wish it was. For they lost three more players to injury in last night’s meaningless game. First, second baseman Aaron Hill was hit on the left little finger with a Jered Weaver pitch in the first inning. Then outfielder Jason Kubel rolled his left ankle a…

  22. 2013 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Will Kevin Towers’ odd offseason pay dividends? After winning 94 games and the National…

  23. 2013 Preview: Minnesota Twins

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins do enough to improve their AL-worst rotation? After a decade-long run as…

  24. Notes and thoughts on the Justin Upton trade

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Martin Prado

    Braves acquire OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. – As some probably guessed, I’m a big fan of this deal for the Braves. I wrote an entry trying to pair the Upton brothers in Atlanta…

  25. The Orioles are talking to the Diamondbacks about Jason Kubel

    Jan 23, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Gerardo Parra

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are pursuing a trade for Jason Kubel of the Diamondbacks. Talks aren’t at an advanced stage or anything. This is not the first we’ve heard of the O’s interest in him, as Jon Heyman reported it a couple of weeks ago. But the fact that there is still a…

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