"We call him the silent assassin, because he doesn't say anything, but he speaks loud with his bat. That's what we used to call him when I was in Minnesota, and he's still doing the same thing. He can hit. I think he's gotten better on defense, so I think it's going to help them out a lot."
-- Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, on the Indians adding Kubel, his former teammate with the Twins
Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.