Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:02:05 -0800
Free-agent DH Raul Ibanez (Royals) has withdrawn his name from the Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search due to family reasons.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:23:20 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have finalized their managerial candidates to Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash, free-agent OF Raul Ibanez and Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Current bench coach Dave Martinez is no longer a candidate.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:55:25 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Triple-A Durham manager Charlie Montoyo, former Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta, San Francisco Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Royals), Milwaukee Brewers special assistant to the general manager Craig Counsell and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash are candidates for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial position.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:12:21 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Raul Ibanez could talk with the New York Yankees about working on their coaching staff next year, according to a source. He could be a candidate to be the team's next hitting coach, and the Yankees could also consider him for another role. Ibanez hit .167 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 90 games this year.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:09:02 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Josh Willingham will split time with OF Raul Ibanez at designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Willingham was acquired in order to give the Royals' lackluster offense a jolt. He'll probably have the edge in playing time over Ibanez, but it likely won't be enough to justify owning him in shallow mixed leagues.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:40:33 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. OF Raul Ibanez is serving as the designated hitter.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:11 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is not in the lineup Friday, July 25. DH Raul Ibanez is starting in his place at first base and hitting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer probably will be out the next few days and could face a DL stint if he doesn't improve.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:38:18 -0700
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Angels) to an undisclosed major league deal Monday, June 30, and also recalled 2B Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha. In corresponding moves, the team designated INF Pedro Ciriaco and OF Justin Maxwell for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Ibanez figures to be a left-handed option for designated hitter duties and off the bench. Colon will be making his major league debut. He doesn't have much power but makes solid contact; he was hitting close to .300 with Omaha before his call-up. Both players should only be considered in AL-only leagues.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:18:15 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released DH Raul Ibanez.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:04:43 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF C.J. Cron has continued to lose playing time to OF Raul Ibanez. Ibanez has started three straight games against righties, even though he has a slash line of .153/.257/.258 on the season. Manager Mike Scioscia said Ibanez has had some good at-bats recently and is starting to hit his stride. Cron has three hits and seven strikeouts in his last 20 at-bats and hasn't started since last Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Cron's lack of consistent playing time is frustrating and demonstrates that he should only be owned in AL-only leagues. He'll continue to see at-bats against lefties, but getting Ibanez going appears to be Scioscia's motive right now.