By Joe Christensen
The Twins are simply waiting for the lab work from Jason Kubel’s physical before announcing his new deal, an expected formality. Players were congratulating him all weekend at TwinsFest.
We’re hearing his deal is a two-year contract for about $7 million, with an option for 2011 that would be worth an additional $5 million. His 2009 salary will be about $2.75 million.
Kubel, 26, is on the Twins’ caravan this week in South Dakota, where he’s being honored as a native son. Kubel was born in Belle Fourche, S.D., but his family soon settled in Palmdale, Calif.