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 outfielder played for the Seattle Mariners in 2013, marking his third stint with the team. He batted .242/.306/.487 with 29 home runs in 496 plate appearances. Considering his eroding on-base skills (.300 OBP over the last three seasons combined) and embarrassing outfield defense, Ibanez is solely a source of left-handed power at this point in his career; over the last three years, he's hit 68 home runs combined.
Raul Ibanez drawing interest from Yankees, Rockies, Braves
SB Nation | Dec 8