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Updated: March 25th, 2014 3:45pm
Reports: Jason Kubel will make the team and Matt Guerrier re-signs

Reports: Jason Kubel will make the team and Matt Guerrier re-signs

by Derek Wetmore
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Jason Kubel's comeback with the Twins is nearly complete.

When Vance Worley cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Rochester, the Twins created an opening on the 40-man roster.

Kubel will be added to that roster, and was informed Tuesday he'll make the team, according to Rhett Bollinger of

Tuesday was the deadline to decide whether to include Kubel on the roster, or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus, since Kubel was an Article XX(B) free agent, according to

Kubel will make $2 million base salary this season.

Guerrier back

That likely is why the Twins released Matt Guerrier on Monday. He became a free agent when he was released, and the Twins saved $100,000 in a roster bonus that would have been due to Guerrier if he was still on the roster Tuesday.

Now, he'll return to the organization on a minor league contract, according to Bollinger. He'll start the season with Triple-A Rochester.

Guerrier has an opt-out clause in his contract, which he can exercise if he's not on the 25-man rosterby May 8, according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. 

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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