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Rays | Have eight candidates for manager job

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.

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Yankees | Yanks eyeing Raul Ibanez as coach

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.

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Royals | Josh Willingham to split time at DH

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Billy Butler not playing

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.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer sitting

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 610 Sports Radio - Josh Vernier

Royals | Raul Ibanez signs, Christian Colon called up

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.

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Angels | Raul Ibanez released

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:18:15 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released DH Raul Ibanez.

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Angels | C.J. Cron losing PT

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez

Angels | Erick Aybar back in lineup

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:27:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (hip) is back in the lineup in the fifth spot Tuesday, June 17. OF Josh Hamilton is serving as the designated hitter and OF Raul Ibanez is starting in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Return Aybar to your lineups immediately.

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Angels | Raul Ibanez and C.J. Cron unlikely to start this weekend

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:36:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OFs Raul Ibanez and C.J. Cron are unlikely to start this weekend, according to manager Mike Scioscia. The Angels are playing in Atlanta and there is no option to have a designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure Ibanez and Cron aren't in your AL-only lineups this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher