MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Outfielder Jason Kubel has returned to the Minnesota Twins, agreeing to a minor league contract.
Minnesota said Friday that Kubel was invited to training camp in February.
The 31-year-old had 104 homers and 429 RBIs in seven seasons with Minnesota. He left after the 2011 season to sign with Arizona and was traded to Cleveland last August. He hit a combined .216 last season, when he had five homers and 32 RBIs with the Diamondbacks. He didn’t drive in any runs in 18 at-bats with the Indians, who declined a $7.5 million option.
Kubel was limited by injuries to 99 games in his last season with Minnesota, batting .273 with 12 homers and 58 RBIs. His best season came in 2009, when he hit .300 with 28 homers and 103 RBIs.
Kubel has 139 home runs and 551 RBIs in his nine-year career.
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