The Diamondbacks are looking to get young pitching from the Orioles in a trade for outfielder Jason Kubel, but Baltimore has been disinclined to do that to this point, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Arizona has a surplus of outfielders and some believe that they would prefer to trade Kubel than Justin Upton at this stage.
Kubel hit .253/.327/.506 with a career-high 30 home runs in 141 games with Arizona last year. The 30-year-old is due to earn $7.5MM in 2013 with a mutual option for the same amount in 2014.
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No thankyou. I wouldn't even give up Matusz, our youngest pitcher with the lowest value IMO, for one year of Kubel.
1.) only one more year left on his contract
2.) bad defensively
3.) would HARDLY be an upgrade over Betemit or McLouth