Report: Yankees Have Interest In Raul Ibanez

Friday January 27th, 2012

The New York Yankees are interested in signing outfielder Raul Ibanez, according to the New York Post.

The former All-Star would fill a void for the Yankees by supplying one final power hitting left-handed bat to the team’s lineup. The club looking for an experienced fourth outfielder to play behind Brett Garnder, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher, and according to the Post, Ibanez may be a strong fit.

Ibanez, 39, hit .245/.289/419 with 20 home runs and 84 RBI last season in 144 games for the Philadelphia Phillies. Over the course of his 16 year career he has posted a 162 game average of .280/.342/.471 with 22 home runs and 94 RBI.

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