Raul Ibanez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Royals interested in retaining Raul Ibañez in off-field role

    Kansas City Star "Raul Ibañez has not officially declared his retirement, but multiple teams have reached out to him to gauge his interest in working as a coach or manager in 2015. Tampa Bay listed Ibañez as a candidate for their managerial interest. The Yankees contacted Ibañez about becoming their hitting..." November 10

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels have released Raul Ibanez.

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Raul Ibanez is not in the lineup today because he's sick, Scioscia said.

  • Angels agree to one-year contract with Raul Ibanez

    CBS Sports "The Angels and Raul Ibanez have agreed to a one-year contract, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The deal is worth $2.75 million with incentives that could push the total value to $5 million. Ibanez, 41, hit .242/.306/.487 (123 OPS+) with 29 home runs for the Mariners this past season. He..." December 18

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    It looks unlikely Raul Ibanez will be back in Seattle. Considering offers from multiple contenders. Among teams linked w/ him: Bal, Atl, NYY

  • Raul Ibanez drawing interest from Yankees, Rockies, Braves

    SB Nation "Free agent outfielder Raul Ibanez is drawing interest from several major league clubs including the Yankees, Rockies and Braves, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman reports that Ibanez is expected to sign at the Winter Meetings, which start on Monday. The 41-year old..." December 08

  • Raul Ibanez hits No. 300, ties Ted Williams for HRs by 41-year-old

    CBS Sports "Mariners DH/outfielder Raul Ibanez has had a pretty nifty season in 2013 and never was that more evident than on Saturday night against the Angels ... Like M's broadcaster Dave Sims said that's the 300th home run of Ibanez's career and that's also his 29th blast of 2013. That's significant..." September 22

  • Raul Ibanez says he’d like to play another year

    MLB.com "Raul Ibanez has hit a team-leading 27 home runs for the Mariners this year at age 41 and said Tuesday he wants the chance to keep playing again next season. Ibanez’s production has dropped off in the second half this year after hitting 24 homers before the All-Star break. But the veteran..." September 18

  • Raul Ibanez big fan of David Ortiz

    Boston Herald "It would be stretching the truth for Mariners left fielder Raul Ibanez to say he knew in 1993 that David Ortiz would rank among the greatest designated hitters in baseball history. Still, Ibanez insists he had a hunch. Back then, Ibanez and Ortiz, who still used his mother’s original surname and..." July 12

  • Raul Ibanez powers Mariners past White Sox, 7-4

    Seattle Times "A second night of hefty swings by Raul Ibanez has positioned the Mariners to complete their first sweep of the season. The Mariners will send Hisashi Iwakuma to the mound Wednesday afternoon looking to sweep a reeling Chicago White Sox club in a free fall with no end or any real offense in..." June 05

  • Raul Ibanez hits two blasts as Mariners rock Yankees, 12-2

    Seattle Times "There come times in every game where one swing can decide the outcome, and this particular moment was staring Raul Ibanez in the face. And Ibanez, as he did so often in the home team's uniform here a year ago, settled this Wednesday night affair for the Mariners before his squad's pitcher even..." May 16

  • Raul Ibanez says he'll overcome early struggles at the plate

    Seattle Times "Raul Ibanez speaks carefully on the topic of his .180 batting average, because he doesn't want to be misunderstood. He notes that it's far too early — 61 at-bats — to worry about numbers. One short hot streak will take care of that. "I've always hit, and I've always gone through stretches..." May 10

  • Raul Ibanez signs a one-year deal, returns to Mariners for third go-around

    Seattle Times "When we told you back at the winter meetings that the Mariners were talking to Raul Ibanez, I did not think the team would sign both him and Jason Bay. But apparently, I was wrong. The Mariners just agreed to a one-year, major league deal with Ibanez. He will be looked at as an option in..." December 22

  • Play it again, Raul replay

    New York Post "Just last week, before 11-year-old Raul Ibanez Jr. left for school one morning, he convinced his dad to watch highlights of this year's American League Division Series Game 3 between the Yankees and Orioles. "I got goose bumps watching it," the elder Raul Ibanez told The Post Saturday in a..." November 19

  • Ibanez mum on future

    New York Post "The Yankees hoped there would be a workout at the Stadium yesterday in preparation for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Tigers. Instead, they came back to empty their lockers and head home following a four-game sweep that ended in Detroit on Thursday. It also may have been the last time in The..." October 20

  • Vote Ibanez-Biden in 2016 Part II

    Pinstriped Bible "Tonight the Yankees and the Presidential election will once again clash as the potential final game of the ALDS coincides with the debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan. As we saw in part one, the Yankees have had mixed luck in election years ...But then,..." October 11

  • As Yankees win, Alex Rodriguez admits Joe Girardi made right call with Raul Ibanez

    Newark Star-Ledger "What was that noise? It sounded like relief, or perhaps a collective sigh of gratitude that 50,000 people make when they realize the manager finally heard their collective appeal. Or maybe it was a poignant riptide beneath the sneering contempt they have for the guy Joe Girardi was finally..." October 11

  • Raul Ibanez, not Alex Rodriguez is the Yankee who blasts his way into history with home runs against Orioles

    New York Daily News "In the kind of moment when great Yankees are supposed to stand up at Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez sat down. Joe Girardi let Rodriguez bat No. 3 against the Orioles, all right, he did, watched him go 0-for-3, watched him strike out twice. Then Girardi sent 40-year-old Raul Ibanez up to hit..." October 11

  • Yanks have questions, Ibanez has answers

    New York Post "With apologies to Allen Iverson, the Yankees have their own version of "The Answer." His name is Raul Ibanez. Why didn't the Yankees try to bring back Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui last winter, after trading Jesus Montero? Ibanez is The Answer. Why can't the Yankees come from behind in the..." October 11

  • Girardi pulls A-Rod in ninth, Ibanez saves Yanks with 2 HRs

    New York Post "The man criticized by some for making too many moves and by others for not making enough, made the boldest managerial move in Yankee history last night. Because Joe Girardi had the onions to pinch hit Raul Ibanez for Alex Rodriguez in the ninth inning of Game 3 in the ALDS against the Orioles,..." October 11

  • Ibanez turns up power

    New York Post "As reporters approached Raul Ibanez's locker after the Yankees' heart-stopping 10-9, 14-inning roller coaster of a victory over the A's yesterday, clubhouse neighbor Ichiro Suzuki light heartedly asked him a quick question. "How do you do it?" The 40-year-old Ibanez was the Yankees' biggest..." September 23

  • Ibanez, Yankees top Mariners for series win

    New York Post "Johnny Damon was released by the Indians last week, not long after Hideki Matsui met the same fate with the Rays. Raul Ibanez, whom the Yankees signed instead of those two veterans, keeps on hitting. The 40-year-old homered in the fifth to pad a one-run lead and drove in two more with a..." August 06

  • Raul Ibanez's grand slam ignites Yankees 6-2 victory over Blue Jays

    New York Daily News "The two teams with the most home runs in the majors came together Monday on a steamy, jet-streamy night in the Bronx. The result was an old-fashioned pitchers' duel — right up until Raul Ibanez won it, that is, in fittingly grand fashion. Each side went deep once en route to a low-scoring tie..." July 17

  • Raul helps Yanks 'slam' door on Blue Jays

    New York Post "Raul Ibanez isn't so old that he doesn't forget the feeling he had in the back yard as a kid. "You play the game to get in that situation,'' Ibanez said of hitting with the bases full and the game on the line in the late innings. "When you play as a kid in the backyard, it's the bases loaded..." July 17

  • Ibanez on field more than expected after Gardner injury

    New York Post "When the Yankees signed Raul Ibanez, they believed he would be the designated hitter and possibly play a little in the outfield. Yet, because of Brett Gardner's strained right elbow that has him out since April 17, manager Joe Girardi has been forced to use Ibanez more in the field than..." May 27

  • Hot-hitting Raul Ibanez helps rest of Yankees lineup come around recently

    New York Daily News "Raul Ibanez, the Yankees' left fielder, has taken a simple approach to his at-bats lately. "I'm not trying to do too much,'' he said. "I'm just trying to put the ball in play.'' The simplicity of that approach has made Ibanez one of the most dangerous hitters in the Yankees' lineup. Four of..." May 13

  • Raul Ibanez does yard work on rainy day at Yankee Stadium

    New York Daily News "It had been five days since Mariano Rivera suffered his season-ending knee injury, but the reality of it didn't sink in for Joe Girardi until Tuesday. The manager has grown accustomed to seeing Rivera convert quick, easy saves, but he watched new closer Dave Robertson walk the tightrope in the..." May 09

  • Ibanez gets 'blast' laugh in Bronx

    New York Post "Left fielder Brett Gardner may return to the Yankees tonight against the Rays after missing three weeks with an elbow injury. But if Raul Ibanez — a part-time outfielder and part-time DH — is going to have to vie for playing time, he sure made a compelling argument last night. Two of them, to be..." May 09

  • Raul Ibanez's ground rule double in 12th inning lifts Yankees to sloppy 5-4 win

    New York Daily News "The air at Camden Yards had the feeling of a crisp October night, but on the field it was most definitely of the early-April variety. It wasn't pretty, but the Yankees escaped with a 5-4 win over the Orioles in 12 innings on Raul Ibañez's game-winning double. The Yankees overcame five wild..." April 11

  • Phelps, Wade do job before Ibanez' big hit

    New York Post "It's a good thing CC Sabathia has big shoulders. When the Yankees ace takes the Camden Yards mound tonight, he'll essentially be working without a bullpen after manager Joe Girardi was forced to use six relievers to secure a 5-4 win over the Orioles in 12 innings last night, witnessed by a cold..." April 11

  • Grandy, Ibanez gimpy

    New York Post "Two-thirds of the Yankees' outfield limped toward the showers yesterday, and it had nothing to do with a third straight loss. Curtis Granderson and Raul Ibanez were victimized by foul balls off their right legs, problems they said weren't serious. "During my second at-bat I fouled a ball off..." April 09

  • Ibanez bright spot on dark day

    New York Post "It was an ugly beginning to the Yankees' season, but at least Brian Cashman's $1.1 million wager got off to a promising start yesterday. A day after the general manager said he made a "bet" when he signed Raul Ibanez to be the team's new left-handed designated hitter following a subpar 2011..." April 07

  • Raul Ibanez blasts two-run home run vs. Detroit Tigers to bust slump

    New York Daily News "Raul Ibañez has had a brutal spring, but he slammed a two-run home run off Detroit's Max Scherzer Saturday, giving the veteran designated hitter a boost. "It's one at-bat, but the feel today was much better than it has been," said Ibañez, who is 3-for-40 (.075) this spring. "Today felt a lot..." March 25

  • Ibanez still not a hit

    New York Post "Andruw Jones has an idea of what Raul Ibanez is going through this spring training. "Last year, I probably had about three or four hits all spring," Jones said of his first season with the Yankees. "I wasn't happy about it, because you want to feel good, but I worked on some things and finally..." March 23

  • Slump doesn't worry Ibanez

    New York Post "The only thing that spends more time in a hitting cage than Raul Ibanez is the L-screen that protects the batting practice pitcher from getting drilled. The veteran left-handed hitter is in the cage before, during and after games, constantly tinkering with his swing. Thirteen games into his..." March 15

  • Former Phil Ibanez says thanks for the memories

    CSN Philly "After three seasons of pulling on Phillies red in the home clubhouse at Bright House Field, Raul Ibanez found himself changing into a Yankees uniform in the visiting clubhouse Saturday. "It's strange," he said. Strange, but still good. Ibanez, the Phillies' primary left fielder the last..." March 04

  • Veteran Ibanez's chase of a World Series title brings him to Bombers

    New York Post "All eyes were on the Yankees' young pitchers yesterday against the Phillies, but a veteran player making his debut in is going to have to come up big for the Yankees to get where they need to go this season. Raul Ibanez knocked in the Yankees' first run of the spring against major league..." March 04

  • '09 play haunted Ibanez

    New York Post "Like a lot of other Phillies, Raul Ibanez was powerless to stop Johnny Damon from stealing second and third on the same play in Game 4 of the 2009 World Series, which the Yankees won. Standing in left field as the play unfolded, Ibanez had a difficult time believing what he saw. "It was..." February 26

  • Long: Ibanez an 'RBI machine'

    New York Post "He's got playoff experience and drives in runs, lots of runs, and that's why the Yankees signed free agent Raul Ibanez. "He's an RBI machine, first and foremost,'' hitting coach Kevin Long told The Post yesterday of the left-handed hitting Ibanez. Ibanez — who yesterday finalized a one-year,..." February 22

  • Ibanez gets deal instead of ex-Yanks

    New York Post "The Yankees reached an agreement with Raul Ibanez yesterday on a one-year, $1.1 million contract plus incentives, pending a physical. Ibanez is being brought in to be the primary designated hitter against right-handed pitching. The Yankees were looking for four items, in particular, in this..." February 21

  • NY Yankees might be closing in on Raul Ibanez

    New York Daily News "The Yankees appear to be zeroing in on Raul Ibanez as the extra bat that Joe Girardi was pitching for last week. The Yankees are seeking a left-handed hitter and other possibilities have included Eric Chavez and ex-Yankees Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon. But Ibanez appears to be their best..." February 07

  • Streaky Ibanez focused on the ring

    CSN Philly "Raul Ibanez nearly set a few records this season and they were all the dubious kind. Most notable, of course, was the epic 0-for-35 slump that lasted from April 18 through May 1. The streaky, 39-year-old veteran was one more out away from tying the franchise record held by none other than the..." October 02

  • Mayberry still in Phils' lineup as Ibanez heals

    CSN Philly "John Mayberry Jr. got another start in left field for the Phillies on Monday night as Raul Ibanez continued to recover from a left groin injury. "I thought about playing Raul," manager Charlie Manuel said before the game against the Cincinnati Reds. "But I talked to [head athletic trainer]..." August 30

  • Even as the hero, Ibanez remains modest

    Allentown Morning Call "There are days when Raul Ibanez has to be dragged out of the cage. He was like that at 29. He's still like that at 39. The left-hander is all about putting in the time, which sometimes in the end, means the spotlight is on him. That part makes him totally uncomfortable. Example:..." August 01

  • Moment of truth arrives for five Phils

    PhillyBurbs.com "The focus is clearly on the task at hand: Keeping their place at the top of the hierarchy of the National League and taking another ride down Broad Street at some point in late October. Still, you have to imagine that in the back of their minds, the countdown clock has already started ticking...." July 17

  • Ibanez breaks through, Hamels tosses gem in win over Nationals

    Philly.com "YOU ARE 39 years old. You have been hitting baseballs longer than some of your teammates have been driving cars, and you have been doing it at a damn high level. And then one day - poof. An 0-for-4 turns into an 0-for-8 turns into an 0-for-12. At first you are frustrated. Then you are lost. Then..." May 04

  • Raul's Gold

    Philly.com "When Raul Ibanez's feet touched second base, he looked to third and saw Ryan Howard staring at him, clapping. He began to shed the batting gloves from the 38-year-old hands he has trusted for 16 major-league seasons, only to fail him for 35 straight at-bats. Washington shortstop Ian Desmond..." May 04

  • Phillies need production from Ibanez

    Philly.com "Ruben Amaro Jr.'s prescription for the Phillies' offense is simple. "Hits," the general manager said after his team improved to 15-6 despite riding a 13-game stretch in which they have failed to score more than four runs in any game. And he is confident that manager Charlie Manuel has enough..." April 25

  • Victorino collides with Ibanez, bruises left eye

    MLB.com "Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino left Monday's game in the fifth inning after violently colliding with teammate Raul Ibanez. Victorino suffered a bruised left eye and a sore jaw, but otherwise is OK. Victorino and Ibanez pursued a fly ball in left-center field when they collided...." March 22

  • Ibanez might be the guy to fill in for Utley in Phillies' batting order

    Philly.com "This is the time of year when managers like to move names around their lineup cards as if they were tiles on a Scrabble board. Spring training is a laboratory when they can play around with different formulations, trying to discover which ones are combustible, which are inert. It's a process..." March 16