(PHOENIX) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have added power to their lineup, signing free agent outfielder Jason Kubel to a two-year contract worth $15 million with a mutual option for a third year. The deal is contingent on Kubel passing a physical.
The 29-year-old Kubel spent his entire seven-year career with the Minnesota Twins, where he hit 104 home runs and 429 RBIs. Battling injuries in 2011, Kubel played in 99 games, batting .273 with 12 homers and 92 RBIs.
Minnesota was interested in resigning their homegrown product, but decided to ink slugger Josh Willingham instead.
The signing will make gold glove winner Gerardo Parra the fourth outfielder.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN