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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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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 ...
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Veteran Ibanez left off Royals ALDS roster

Oct 2 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster for the AL Division Serie ...
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Ibanez left off Royals’ ALDS roster vs Angels

Oct 2 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals’ 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn’t included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the Royals’ roster, while left-hande ...
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Ibanez left off Royals’ ALDS roster vs Angels

Oct 2 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals’ 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn’t included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the Royals’ roster, while left-hander Tim Collins made the cut. Los Angeles chose reliever Vinny Pest ...
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Ibanez left off Royals’ ALDS roster vs Angels

Oct 2 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals’ 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn’t included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the Royals’ roster, while left-hander Ti ...
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Ibanez left off Royals’ ALDS roster vs Angels

Oct 2 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals’ 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn’t included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the Royals’ roster, while left-hander Tim Collins made the cut. Los Angeles chose reliever Vinny Pestano ov ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Ibanez left off Royals’ ALDS roster vs Angels

Oct 2 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals’ 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn’t included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the Royals’ roster, while left-hander Tim C ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Ibanez left off Royals’ ALDS roster vs Angels

Oct 2 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals’ 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn’t included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the Royals’ roster, while left-hander Tim Collins made the cut. Los Angeles chose r ...
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Veteran Ibanez left off Royals ALDS roster

Oct 2 2014 3:41pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster for the ...
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3 weeks ago

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. Royals by Sam Miller

Oct 1 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: baseball prospectus

The best team in the AL takes on the Wild Card champ Royals in a matchup of aggressive managers, lopsided team rosters, and teams who have employed Raul Ib ...
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