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Kansas City Royals: A veteran presence

Veteran Raul Ibanez congratulates Alex Gordon as he enters the dugout ( 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...
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...
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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

S.O.S.: No one can find Raul Ibanez's foul ball at Progressive Field

How many Indians fans does it take to find a foul ball in the highest regions of Progressive Field? Many tried but none succeeded in locating Raul Ibanez's disappearing foul ball Tuesday night. Ibanez skied a 1-1 pitch from Indians starter Josh Tomlin up into the upper deck of the park, the ball appearing to bounce somewhere near the last row. The search and rescue mission for this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 18, 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...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez's historic night not enough vs. Mets

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Just up the road from Disneyland, you couldn't help but think there was a little magic that carried over into Angel Stadium on Saturday night. Raul Ibanez stepped up to the plate, 0-for-3 on the night, standing on career hit No. 1,999, and representing the tying run with the Angels trailing the Mets 6-3 in the bottom of the ninth. He tied the game and made history...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Ibanez eager for fresh start

Newly signed Angels designated hitter Raul Ibanez had a couple of interesting things to say Monday during a conference call with reporters, including why he slumped so badly in the second half of last season with the Seattle Mariners. "I basically stunk in the second half,"  he said, laughing. "I'm moving on from that." The 41-year-old Ibanez officially joined the Angels on Friday...
Via Fox Sports West
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Sign Raul Ibanez

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms with outfielder Raul Ibanez on a one-year deal worth $2.75MM. The deal can potentially be worth up to $5MM with incentives. After Mark Trumbo was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-way deal with the Chicago White Sox, the Angels had an obvious need at designated hitter. However, with the team still trying to lure another starting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels, Raul Ibanez agree on one-year contract

The Angels have agreed to terms with Raul Ibanez on a one-year contract to be their designated hitter. The contract would be worth 2.75 million, with incentive bonuses that could increase the value to 5 million. There would be no option year in the contract. The signing would leave the Angels with one major item on their winter shopping list: a veteran starting pitcher. The team...
Via Fox Sports West
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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