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Potential Targets: Jason Kubel

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Delmon Young #21 and Jason Kubel #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Kubel hit the first home run at Target Field in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox during the Twins home opener at Target Field on April 12, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)

    Target: Jason Kubel, OF/DH

    Type of move: Trade

    2012 stats: .253 batting average, .327 on-base percentage, 30 doubles, 30 home runs, 90 RBIs.

    The Rangers have dealt plenty with the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason, but it was centered around Kubel's teammate Justin Upton. Now, with Upton seemingly off the trading block and with the Diamondbacks signing Cody Ross, they have a lot of outfielders. It would seem one or more would be on the block, even if it's not Upton. Kubel might be the next best one. He had a career year in 2009 when he hit .300 with 28 home runs and 103 RBIs, and he's now hit at least 20 home runs in four of the past five seasons. You could plug Kubel into one of the corner outfield spots and into the middle part of your lineup as a left-handed bat — something the Rangers lack, even after the signing of A.J. Pierzynski.