Raul Ibanez 28 | Left Field

Los Angeles Angels

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Apr 13, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Ibanez went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, and two runs scored against the Mets on Sunday. Impact: Ibanez was the last leg of three consecutive home runs surrendered by Bartolo Colon in the first inning. The 41-year-old is hitting just .205 on the young season, but a low batting average may be forgiven by the Halos if he can continue to provide power in the middle of the order.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Apr 13, 2014
News: Ibanez hit a tying three-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday night but the Angels lost 7-6 in 13 innings to the New York Mets. Impact: The homer was Ibanez's 302nd in the majors - and his 2,000th hit. He has a team-best 10 RBIs this season despite hitting just .194.(STATS, 3:42pm)
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Ibanez went 1-for-5 with a game-tying, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Mets on Saturday. Impact: The Angels were down to their last out in the ninth, before a walk by Erick Aybar brought Ibanez to the plate with two men on, after which he drilled a fastball over the left field wall to tie the game. Ibanez's only hit in the contest marked a milestone for the 41-year-old, as it was the 2000th knock of his career. Despite his late-inning heroics, he's off to a rough start in 2014, as he's the owner of a .618 OPS in his first 36 at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Ibanez is back in the lineup Friday against the Mets, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Impact: Ibanez was given the day off with a lefty on the mound Wednesday against the Mariners, but will slide into the four-hole against right-hander Dillon Gee on Friday. If Ibanez can produce in the cleanup spot, he may be a candidate to see time there against righties, since Josh Hamilton (thumb) is on the disabled list.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Ibanez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Impact: With a lefty in Roenis Elias toeing the rubber for Seattle, manager Mike Scioscia will take the opportunity to get Ibanez a breather. The 41-year-old figures to move up in the batting order against right-handers with Josh Hamilton (thumb) is out 6-to-8 weeks.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Ibanez made noise at the plate Monday, knocking in three runs with a ground out and a base hit. Impact: The RBI single was his only hit of the afternoon, though it raised his average to .217. Ibanez has been getting regular playing time for Los Angeles, resulting in seven RBI already. However, he does have 10 strikeouts in 23 at-bats in the early going.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Ibanez is back in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Impact: Ibanez had the day off with a lefty on the mound Saturday, but is back in the lineup Sunday, batting sixth.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Ibanez has identified a flaw in his approach, which he believes is to blame for his high strikeout total over his first four games this season, MLB.com reports. Impact: Ibanez has struck out a remarkable nine times in his first 16 at-bats this season, which he says is the result of stepping and swinging at the same time, rather than striding to hit. After not playing Saturday against the Astros with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the mound, Ibanez said that he was encouraged by his performance Friday, when he hit three balls hard in the contest, despite going 1-for-5.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Ibanez isn't in the Angels' lineup Saturday at Houston. Impact: Ibanez will yield DH to David Freese, while John McDonald covers the hot corner. The greybeard has so far crushed one long ball among three hits in 16 at-bats during the first week of his age-42 season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Ibanez hit a two-run homer for the Angels in Tuesday's loss to the M's. Impact: Ibanez has also struck out five times in eight at-bats so this homer may have been a fluke.(STATS, 5:29pm)
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Ibanez will bat seventh in the Angels' lineup Wednesday after batting sixth Tuesday, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports. Impact: The Angels have several players, Ibanez among them, who have pronounced splits, and Ibanez is better against righties than lefties and the Mariners are starting lefty James Paxton on Wednesday. This is something the Angels could do all season if it's working. For his career Ibanez has an .848 OPS against righties and a .740 OPS against lefties.(RotoWire, )
Raul Ibanez
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 230  Age: 41
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 6/2/1972, Manhattan, New York
College: Miami-Dade South CC
Debut: 1996
Salary: $2,750,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury