Kubel and Twins agree to 2-year contract

Updated: January 29, 2009, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Now that his immediate financial future is settled, Jason Kubel can enter spring training focused on hitting.

And that's exactly what he wants.

Kubel and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $7.2 million, two-year contract on Thursday, avoiding salary arbitration. The designated hitter gets $2.75 million this year and $4.1 million in 2010. The Twins have a $5.25 million option for 2011 with a $350,000 buyout.

"Me and my family are very excited just to know that I'm ...

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