After being designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks earlier this week Jason Kubel should be on the move soon. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are “getting close” to finding a trade partner while the Indians are considered a “strong possibility.” This confirms a report by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Kubel amassed 30 home runs last year but he has batted just .220/.288/.324 with five home runs in 267 plate appearances this season while battling leg and back problems. The 31-year-old has mostly been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the past couple of weeks.
Indians “a strong possibility” to acquire Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks
Hardball Talk | Aug 30