Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Jason Kubel Playing for Twins, But Not for Long

Expect prized prospect Jason Kubel of the Twins to split time in left field with Lew Ford. Kubel, 24, was on track for major league playtime with spectacular numbers in 2004 when his progress was interrupted by a knee injury in the Arizona Fall League. Kubel hasn't been the same since. Though Kubel is hitting a respectable .283 with four homers for AAA Rochester, the numbers are way down from the days when he hit as high as .377 in one of several minor league stops. As soon as Shannon Stewart returns from his foot injury, Kubel will be sent back to the Red Wings for regular playing time and further work on his stroke.