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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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Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter of days to next se ...
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Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter of days t ...
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2 days ago

Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter of days to next season, and th ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter of days t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shi ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter of days to next season, and the f ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 days ago

Giants, Royals have key cogs set for free agency

Oct 28 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound. By next month, both of them could be wearing different jerseys. San Francisco was trying to wrap up its third championship in five years when it returned to Kansas City for Game 6 on Tuesday night. But once the Fall Classic ends, the attention will shift in a matter of days to next season, and the free agency that looms for sev ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

World Series notes: A tough year ends well for Royals' Raul Ibanez

Oct 26 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

This turned out to be a pretty good year for Raul Ibanez. He lost his job with the Angels, and then his roster spot. But the Kansas City Royals signed him, so Ibanez gets a share of playoff money from the Angels and the Royals, and a World Series experience too ...
Source: Los Angeles Times Sports   Full article at: Los Angeles Times Sports
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Though off roster, Ibanez grateful for chance

Oct 2 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: MLB News Index

Raul Ibanez is not on the Royals' American League Division Series roster, but he is with the team back at Angel Stadium. Ibanez, 42, began the season with the Angels as their designated hitter but was released on June 21 after 57 games. He was hitting .157 with three home ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 

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