Learn more about Jason Kubel
|Minnesota Twins — No. 16|
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|August 31, 2004 for the Minnesota Twins|
Jason James Kubel (born May 25, 1982 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota) is a promising outfield young player for the Minnesota Twins. He bats left and throws right. His ability to hit for average while maintaining plate discipline could make him a middle of the order type of hitter. He is also well known for his strong arm, typically from right field. Although he did well in a September call-up in 2004, he suffered a serious knee injury in the Arizona Fall League in 2004, which caused him to miss the entire 2005 season. Kubel returned to action in spring training 2006, made the Twins opening day roster, and started in right field on opening day. However, he got off to a slow start at the plate and was optioned to AAA Rochester on April 16, 2006. Kubel returned to the Twins lineup on May 23, 2006 as a replacement for the injured Shannon Stewart. He has hit well in his return, including a game-winning, walk-off grand slam in the 12th inning against the Boston Red Sox on June 13, 2006. Since then continued soreness in his knees limited his playing time and success for the rest of the 2006 season.
 External link
- Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis