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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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Go-Around For Ibanez Needs More Production

After last night’s contest, the tone of this had to be changed completely. A clutch 3-run homer from All-Star catcher Salvador Perez gave the Royals a lead in the ninth inning, and eventually preserving a winning road trip.One of the big stories earlier in the week was how much newly-acquired outfielder Raul Ibanez would play. If the Tampa Bay series gave any indication, it was...
Via Pine Tar Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

With arrival of Ibanez, do Royals deal Aoki once he's healthy?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The arrival of veteran Raul Ibanez is designed to give manager Ned Yost a proven left-handed presence off the bench, as well as depth at the corner outfield positions. It also is bound to create an interesting roster decision once outfielder Nori Aoki comes off the disabled list. Aoki is eligible to return Saturday, though club officials believe he is still a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Take a Shot, Sign Raul Ibanez

KANSAS CITY, MO — Last year Raul Ibanez, 42, smacked 29 home runs for the Seattle Mariners which got him a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. After batting .157/.258/.265 in 57 games, the Angels released the veteran of 19 big league seasons. That provided every team in the Major Leagues an opportunity to pick up Ibanez and that it exactly what the Kansas City Royals did...
Via Baseball News Source
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Sign 42-Year-Old Raul Ibanez To Major League Contract

A week after being released by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Raul Ibanez has found a home with a familiar team. The 42-year-old outfielder signed a major league contract with the Kansas City Royals, whom he played three seasons with from 2001 to 2003. Ibanez reached the 15-home run and 90-RBI plateaus twice during his three-season stint with the Royals. This year with the...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez waived by Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have requested waivers on 19-year veteran outfielder and designated hitter Raul Ibanez for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The highlight of his brief stay with them was on April 12 when he hit a tying three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning against the New York Mets' Jose Valverde for his 2,000th career hit....
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 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,...
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez love ‘em & hate ‘em… Mariners style

Veteran Presence, Good Game Interesting facts about Raul Ibanez: If Ibanez plays in 53 games this season, he will have played in 2,000 major league games in his career. Last season, while playing for the Yankees, Ibanez finished 24th in the AL MVP voting. There are multiple surprises with this fact, the first is that the results are exact all the way to 24th, the second is that someone...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Ibanez beats Orioles with two HRs

Raul Ibanez clubbed two home runs to beat the Orioles in Game 3. He hit both of them late in the game after entering as a pinch-hitter.

Via The Outside Corner
October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment
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