Twins' Jim Thome, Jason Kubel on DL

Updated: June 2, 2011, 10:40 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Minnesota Twins put Jim Thome and Jason Kubel on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, the latest injuries to beset the struggling team.

The defending AL Central champions have the worst record in the majors and eight players on the DL.

Thome strained his left quadriceps Wednesday night in a loss at Detroit, and this will be his second stint on the DL this season. The designated hitter has 593 career home runs.

Kubel leads the team with 30 RBIs and ...

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