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Ryan Raburn | Outfielder | #18

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida CC
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (0) / DET
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Nationals placed OF Ryan Raburn on the bereavement list.
He'll be away for a few days following the passing of his grandfather. Jul 23 - 1:40 PM

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Ryan Raburn will be placed on the bereavement list Sunday.

Raburn was supposed to start at left field on Saturday but was scratched after learning of his grandfather's passing. He'll be available off the bench against Arizona, though his mind is understandably elsewhere. The 36-year-old utility player has hit .266 with two homers and six RBI over 64 at-bats this season.
Jul 22 - 7:02 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-5 with a home run in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

Raburn drew the start in left field and connected with a Michael Lorenzen offering in the seventh inning for a solo shot, his second of the year. The veteran journeyman has filled in admirably in the absence of Jayson Werth, batting .294/.345/.471 while sometimes finding himself near the top of a potent Nats lineup. The Nationals have no shortage of good outfielders besides Werth, and as such, the 36-year-old Raburn will remain nothing more than a passable fill-in player for the club going forward.
Jul 16 - 12:28 AM

Ryan Raburn delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning on Monday, propelling the Nationals to a walk-off 3-2 victory over the Mets.

On an afternoon where Stephen Strasburg and Steven Matz traded zeroes for seven innings, the Nationals scored a pair in the eighth inning to take the lead, but became knotted up again when Curtis Granderson slugged a two-run homer with two outs in the Mets' half of the ninth. Matt Wieters led off the Nats' ninth with a walk and advanced to second on a walk to Stephen Drew. That set the stage for Raburn's game-winning knock off of Fernando Salas. Raburn finished the night 1-for-1 plus a walk and is slashing a healthy .308/.341/.436 in his limited action this season.
Jul 3 - 9:41 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with a homer in the Nationals' loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Raburn was a late addition to the Nats' lineup after Michael Taylor got scratched and he provided the only run of the game for Washington with his solo homer off Marlins starter Dan Straily in the top of the fifth inning. It was the first home run of the season for Raburn, who is 10-for-31 (.323) since his June 5 callup.
Jun 21 - 3:28 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored as the Nationals topped the Braves on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

Raburn tripled in the first inning and scored the game's first run on an RBI ground out from Bryce Harper. He still has power against left-handed pitching and could be worth a look as a matchup play, especially when hitting near the top of the Nationals' order.
Jun 13 - 10:52 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of OF Ryan Raburn from Triple-A Syracuse.

Raburn, 36, has hit .274/.389/.443 with four homers at the Triple-A level this season. He's starting in left field and batting second Monday versus Dodgers southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu and will continue to see some starts against lefties while Jayson Werth (foot) is on the shelf.
Jun 5 - 6:18 PM

Nationals acquired OF Ryan Raburn from the White Sox in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Raburn effectively is replacing Chris Heisey (biceps), although he's not immediately being added to the 25-man roster. The veteran lefty masher was hitting .277/.419/.434 with three homers at Triple-A Charlotte.
May 26 - 3:03 PM

White Sox signed OF Ryan Raburn to a minor league contract.

The veteran was one of the final cuts by the Reds during spring training and then granted his release so he could look for another opportunity. He has the ability to mash against left-handed pitching and could carve out a platoon role with the White Sox.
Apr 8 - 11:59 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Braves have discussed Ryan Raburn as they look to upgrade their bench.

Raburn was unable to win a spot on the Reds' bench even though he slugged three homers in 32 spring at-bats. The veteran outfielder will turn 36 later this month but still could be a weapon against left-handers.
Apr 7 - 11:05 AM

Reds released OF Ryan Raburn.

Raburn showed decent power this spring, cranking three home runs in 32 at-bats in Cactus League play, but he was always a longshot to make the Reds' roster out of camp. The soon-to-be 36-year-old outfielder will try to latch on with another organization.
Mar 27 - 11:38 AM

Ryan Raburn left Sunday's Cactus League game with a left hip contusion.

He should be considered day-to-day. In camp as a non-roster invitee, the lefty-masher has hit .226/.314/.516 with three homers and seven RBI this spring.
Mar 26 - 6:38 PM

Ryan Raburn is day-to-day with a stiff neck.

Raburn was injured during a collision at first base Friday against the Rockies. He went for concussion tests but everything checked out fine. Raburn was absent from Saturday's Cactus League action but shouldn't miss much time. The 35-year-old hit .220 with nine homers over 223 at-bats for Colorado last season.
Source: reds.mlb.com
Mar 11 - 6:10 PM

Ryan Raburn was forced to make an early exit from Friday's Cactus League contest against the Rockies after getting kneed in the head.

Reds' manager Bryan Price called his departure precautionary, but he'll head for more tests and more will be known on his status on Saturday. Raburn, who has a history of mashing left-handed pitching, is vying for a reserve role on the club's Opening Day roster.
Mar 10 - 11:32 PM

Reds signed OF Ryan Raburn to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo was first to report that the two sides may be a fit. Raburn batted a disappointing .220/.309/.404 for the Rockies last season and will turn 36 in April. However, he's a career .261/.341/.487 hitter against left-handed pitching, so he could be an option to platoon with Scott Schebler in right field.
Feb 17 - 4:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Manny Delcarmen
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Koda Glover
4Shawn Kelley
5Matt Albers
6Oliver Perez
7Enny Romero
8Matt Grace
9Joe Blanton