On Thursday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at Jason Kubel. The Minnesota Twins outfielder might be on the trade market, depending on whether the Twins feel they are contenders. Minnesota is currently 50-56, although they are six games out of the AL Central. That said, they will have to move past four other teams if they want to win the division, which makes it more likely that they will be sellers.
Jenifer Langosch reports that the Pirates have a strong interest in Kubel, confirming the reports we heard from Jayson Stark on Thursday. Yesterday, we heard that the Pirates were still looking for an outfielder, and were still in the market for B.J. Upton, but were looking at other options. Langosch mentions that Kubel would cost prospects, although he wouldn't cost a...
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