Go and get the tissue box Tiger fans, Ryan Raburn has been released.
The announcement of Raburn’s outright release came Tuesday afternoon as the Tigers made adjustments to their 40 man roster.
The veteran utility man who was good for 45 home runs and 156 RBIs between 2009-2011 was set to make $2.1 million through the arbitration process. This obviously wasn’t at all worth it for the Tigers especially after the stellar numbers Raburn posted 2012 with a slash line of .171/.226/.254 in 222 plate appearances.
Sure Raburn wasn’t very good for the Tigers, especially the last couple of seasons but I guess it’s not entirely his fault as Jim Leyland admitted that it was a mistake playing him as much as he did perhaps inducing more struggles in the veteran utility man. Still he wasn’t nearly as annoying as Brandon Inge who seemed to feel entitled to his position with the team despite his poor numbers both at the dish and in the field.
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