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MLB: LA Angels Close to Signing DH Raul Ibanez for 1 Year, $2.75 M
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MLB: LA Angels Close to Signing DH Raul Ibanez for 1 Year, $2.75 M

Dec 20 2013, 1:13am CST | by

The Los Angeles Angels are close to signing veteran designated hitter Raul Ibanez to a one-year deal worth $2.75 million.

The Los Angeles Angels are close to signing veteran designated hitter Raul Ibanez.  Ken Gurnick of the team's official website posted an update on this development on Dec. 18, saying the one-year...

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MLB: LA Angels Close to Signing DH Raul Ibanez for 1 Year, $2.75 M

Dec 20 2013, 1:13am CST | by

MLB: LA Angels Close to Signing DH Raul Ibanez for 1 Year, $2.75 M Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Los Angeles Angels are close to signing veteran designated hitter Raul Ibanez to a one-year deal worth $2.75 million.

The Los Angeles Angels are close to signing veteran designated hitter Raul Ibanez

Ken Gurnick of the team's official website posted an update on this development on Dec. 18, saying the one-year deal is "pending a physical" and that the club has yet to comment on the acquisition.

He states the contract with the Angels is worth $2.75 million -- the same amount he earned in 2013 with the Seattle Mariners -- which also has incentives that could allow Ibanez to earn as much as $5 million in 2014

ESPN Los Angeles' Jerry Crasnick also writes the team "is close" to signing Ibanez.

On the other hand, The Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin reported the Angels "have agreed to terms" with the veteran slugger on the same day Gurnick's update was posted. Shaikin notes Ibanez would take over the designated hitter spot left by Mark Trumbo, who wound up with the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team trade on Dec. 10. 

The Angels got lefties Hector Santiago from the Chicago White Sox and Tyler Skaggs from the Diamondbacks in the deal. 

Both Gurnick and Shaikin state that the impending signing of Ibanez as the Angels' new designated hitter leaves just one major void in their lineup: a starting pitcher. The latter writer, in particular, says the team has roughly $13 million to $15 million in its salary cap which would allow it to make a stab for a starter in the mold of a Matt Garza or Masahiro Tanaka. 

The 41-year-old Ibanez is entering his 19th major-league season, posting a career batting average of .276 and hitting 300 home runs, per Crasnick. 

He has previously suited up for the Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and Mariners. Ibanez was a National League All-Star in 2009 while with the Phillies, according to Gurnick. 

Meanwhile, Shaikin points out Ibanez will be the second-oldest player in the majors in 2014 next to Cleveland Indians slugger Jason Giambi, who is seven months older. 

 

 
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5 weeks ago

No One Can Find Raul Ibanez's Foul Ball

Jun 18 2014 12:38am CDT | Source: Deadspin

Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox
Raul Ibanez hit a foul ball in today's Angels-Indians game. That's not odd. The odd part is that no one f ...
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5 weeks ago

PT TOMORROW: AL West—On borrowed time

Jun 16 2014 9:17pm CDT | Source: baseballhq

Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox
article teaser:  LAA GM Jerry DiPoto gave Raul Ibanez a late May vote of confidence, but it seems to be wearing thin in late June. But Ibanez' potential roster replacement may not be an easy call.  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim re ...
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5 weeks ago

Gattis, Johnson power Braves past Angels

Jun 13 2014 9:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals
ATLANTA — Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win. The Braves were 0-6 against American League teams before taking advantage of four runs in the first on the two homers off C.J. Wilson (7-6), including a three-run shot by Gattis. Aaron Harang (5-5) allowed one run in six ...
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5 weeks ago

Gattis, Johnson power Braves past Angels

Jun 13 2014 9:53pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Kansas City Royals
ATLANTA — Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Braves edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Friday night for their first interleague win. The Braves were 0-6 against American League teams before taking advantage of four runs in the first on the two homers off C.J. Wilson (7-6), including a three-run shot by Gattis. Aaron Harang (5-5) allowed one run in six innings to end a streak of five consecutive starts without a win. Braves ri ...
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7 weeks ago

Los Angeles Angels: Three players who could be removed from the roster

Jun 2 2014 8:14pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox
Today, Raul Ibanez, outfielder and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels, turns forty-two years old. The Angels hoped that Ibanez would bring consistent hitting and a veteran presence to the club, but his extended offensive slump has been a detriment to the rest of the team. Yesterday in Oakland, he went 0-for-4 with two fly outs, a line out and a ground out. Ibanez is currently batting .147. His on base percentage and slugging percentage are .259 and .27 ...
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7 weeks ago

Poll: Where Will Kendrys Morales Sign?

May 31 2014 9:38pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox
MLBTR’s pages are increasingly loaded with draft news, which means that June 5 is fast approaching. Of course, that also means that we are just days away from Kendrys Morales becoming the first ever player to wait out the draft and thereby relieve himself of the compensation that attached upon declining a qualifying offer. (Technically, teams can sign him without sacrificing a pick after the completion of the draft’s first day.) So, with Mor ...
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8 weeks ago

Young, Cano lead Seattle past Angels

May 26 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners
SEATTLE — Chris Young pitched shutout ball until Albert Pujols homered in the seventh inning, Robinson Cano had three hits and two RBIs to raise his average to .332, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Angels 5-1 on Monday. After manager Lloyd McClendon lamented Seattle’s production following losses over the weekend to Houston, the Mariners responded with five runs in the first two innings off Tyler Skaggs (4-2). Seattle scored thre ...
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Young, Cano lead Seattle past Angels

May 26 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Minnesota Twins v Seattle Mariners
SEATTLE — Chris Young pitched shutout ball until Albert Pujols homered in the seventh inning, Robinson Cano had three hits and two RBIs to raise his average to .332, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Angels 5-1 on Monday. After manager Lloyd McClendon lamented Seattle’s production following losses over the weekend to Houston, the Mariners responded with five runs in the first two innings off Tyler Skaggs (4-2). Seattle scored th ...
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