Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:54:53 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) is completely healthy this spring, but manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols won't play first on an everyday basis once spring action starts. "He's not at that point," Scioscia said. "And we wouldn't do it anyway. If he felt great, there's no doubt about getting him in the flow in little bits. You're not going to just throw him out there and have him play 15 straight spring training games because he feels good, because I think by Game 16 you might be facing a problem." The goal is for him to play "on a regular basis" once the regular season begins. 1B Carlos Pena and DH Raul Ibanez will get repetitions at first when Pujols isn't out there.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:33:23 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Raul Ibanez can make $2.25 million of his incentives in 2014 if he reaches 400 plate appearances.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:07:56 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Mariners) to a one-year deal worth $2.75 million Wednesday, Dec. 18. Ibanez has incentives that could raise the total of the deal to $5 million. Ibanez is expected to replace OF Mark Trumbo as the team's designated hitter. He hit .242 with 29 homers for the Seattle Mariners last year.
Fantasy Tip: Although Ibanez's overall 2013 numbers were impressive given his age, expect his lackluster second half to be more indicative of his 2014 numbers than his first half explosion.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:07:46 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim believe they would be able to sign free-agent OF/DH Raul Ibanez (Mariners) and SP Matt Garza (Rangers) while remaining under the $189 million luxury-tax threshold.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:09:51 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to sign free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Mariners).
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:07:04 -0800
The Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have recently expressed interest in free-agent OF/DH Raul Ibanez (Mariners). The New York Yankees had previously shown interest in him.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:44:46 -0800
The New York Yankees are interested in free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Mariners) to be the DH against right-handers.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:28:19 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Raul Ibanez hit his 300th career home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 21. He also joined Ted Williams as the only players to hit 29 homers during a season in which they were 41 years old.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:54:40 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Raul Ibanez said he'd like to return for another season. He's clubbed 27 home runs this year and has an OPS of .812 in 459 plate appearances this season. However, he's hit only .221 with three homers and a .658 OPS in the second half of the season, showing signs of fatigue. "Staying locked in for six months in a row becomes harder as you get older," he said. "But the physical part, I feel like I can play this game physically for a while, I guess. That doesn't mean that I will. But I still feel like I can."
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:06:19 -0700
Baseball sources in the know indicate Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik won't be fired with one year remaining on his contract. The feeling is the Mariners have some good young talent on the way and if Zduriencik can retain 1B/DH Kendrys Morales and OF's Raul Ibanez and Mike Morse, he has a chance to really make some progress.