Indians pick up Jason Kubel from Diamondbacks

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Jason Kubel is out of the desert. The outfielder was designated for assignment earlier this week and has now been traded to Cleveland.

The Arizona Diamondbacks designated the 31-year-old for assignment earlier this week to make room on the active roster for pitcher David Holmberg.

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Kubel hit a mere .220 with five home runs and 32 RBI for the Diamondbacks in 89 games before being DFA’d.

The deal between Arizona and Cleveland includes a minor leaguer going to Arizona as well as cash. Kubel has a $1 million buyout for the 2014 season.Full details of the deal will be announced early Friday.

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