Report: Yankees Ink Raul Ibanez To One-Year Deal
The New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal with former All-Star outfielder Raul Ibanez, sources have told ESPN.com. It is believed the deal is worth around $1 million.
Ibanez, 39, is expected to see the bulk of his action at DH against right-handed pitchers this season. He could also see time as the team’s fourth outfielder, however his defensive ability has seen a strong decline in recent years. Ibanez 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.