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RAUL IBANEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

BREAKING: Raul Ibanez Withdraws From Rays Manageral Search

Raul Ibanez withdrew himself from the Tampa Bay Rays managerial search, according to  Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Ibanez decision to withdraw from the managerial search was due to family considerations. BREAKING: Raul Ibanez has withdrawn from #Rays managerial field due to family considerations. So it’s down to Cash and Wakamatsu — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) December...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ibanez reportedly withdraws from consideration to be Rays manager

The Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search is down to Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu. Raul Ibanez withdrew because of family considerations Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reports, the same day he was scheduled to interview with the Rays. Wakamatsu met with the Rays on Tuesday and Cash interviewed Wednesday. Ibanez was the most outside-the-box consideration of the three. Wakamatsu served...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Tampa Bay Rays’ Manager Position

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and Ron Wotus. Tampa Bay said interviews with...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez, Dave Martinez Among Rays’ Eight Managerial Candidates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bench coach Dave Martinez and long-time major league player Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary list of possibilities. Others include former Washington and Cleveland manager Manny Acta, Milwaukee...
Via NESN.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez is on the Rays’ preliminary manager list

The Tampa Bay Rays released an early short list of managerial candidates, and one name immediately jumps out – former Kansas City Royal (and Seattle Mariner, and Philadelphia Phillie, and New York Yankee) Raul Ibanez. #Rays prelim list manager candidates: Dave Martinez Charlie Montoyo Manny Acta Ron Wotus Don Wakamatsu Raul Ibanez Craig Counsell Kevin Cash — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays...
Via The Outside Corner
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A veteran presence

Veteran Raul Ibanez congratulates Alex Gordon as he enters the dugout (zimbio.com). The Kansas City Royals improved to a record of 68-55 after Sunday’s 12-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. They now stand a game and a half above the Detroit Tigers to lead the American League Central. Currently winning 20 of their last 25 games, the Royals have found success lately with a strong veteran...
Via isportsweb.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez homers to carry Royals past A's 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night. The 42-year-old Ibanez connected in the fifth inning for his fifth homer, giving Jeremy Guthrie the lone run he needed for Kansas City's first victory at the Oakland Coliseum since April 10, 2012. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ibanez says 2014 Royals are as talented as any team he's ever played on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Raul Ibanez has been on some incredibly talented teams during his career. Ibanez, 42, was part of that excellent Phillies run from 2009 through 2011 that included a World Series trip and two National League Championship Series appearances. In 2012, Ibanez was part of a Yankees team that was one step away from the World Series before falling to Detroit. But as...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels release veteran DH Raul Ibanez

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It didn't work out the way the Angels or Raul Ibanez envisioned it. In 57 games Ibanez hit just .157 with three home runs and 21 RBI in his lone season with the club. On Saturday, the Angels requested waivers on Ibanez, granting him his unconditional release. "He brings so many intangibles," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Unfortunately, on the field, he wasn...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels have early concerns about Ibanez

During the offseason, it seemed as though the Los Angeles Angels were headed in the right direction. In return for the streaky and strikeout-prone Mark Trumbo, the team received some arms to help the struggling starting rotation. This left the Angels in need of a heavy hitter, which they seemingly found in veteran Raul Ibanez. The 41-year-old appears to be the prototypical designated...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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