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Ryan Raburn | Outfielder | #17

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida CC
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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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

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SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Reds are "in pursuit" of Ryan Raburn and "could be the favorite" to sign him.

Raburn will almost surely have to settle for a minor league contract, as he'll turn 36 in April and is coming off a disappointing season that saw him bat just .220/.309/.404 for the Rockies. The veteran would give the Reds another platoon option for Scott Schebler along with Desmond Jennings.
Feb 17 - 2:33 PM

Ryan Raburn (foot) lined out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Giants.

Raburn remains day-to-day with a left foot contusion. The 35-year-old is batting .225/.317/.404 over 108 games this season in a utility role with Colorado.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Ryan Raburn exited Monday's game against the Giants with a left foot contusion.

Raburn went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before leaving after five innings. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Ryan Raburn doubled in Nick Hundley in the bottom of the 11th and came around to score on a botched relay as the Rockies edged the Cubs 7-6 on Friday.

The double off Aroldis Chapman came in Raburn's third at-bat off the bench. Nick Hundley came around to score from first as Javier Baez's relay throw bounced into the dugout, allowing Raburn to score the winning run.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 03:07:00 AM

Ryan Raburn was scratched from the Rockies starting lineup on Friday due to a left knee contusion.

He's listed as day-to-day. David Dahl will start in his place in left field and bat seventh for the Rockies on Friday against the Mets.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Ryan Raburn whacked a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning of a blowout game on Friday.

The home run was his 8th in 145 at-bats. The blast made the score 11-2 and eliminated any thoughts the Braves may have had about coming back in the bottom of the ninth. Raburn doesn't get nearly enough playing time to be worthy of starting in fantasy lineups. He only gets one or two starts a week and pinch hits the rest of the time.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Ryan Raburn was scratched from the Rockies starting lineup on Tuesday.

Raburn apparently came down with an illness shortly before game time, so he'll sit this one out. Charlie Blackmon entered the lineup in his place and will bat leadoff, while Brandon Barnes shifts over to left field.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Ryan Raburn drew a walk and was credited with an RBI in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

Raburn produced the only run of the game for the Rockies when he was hit in the foot by a pitch from Adam Conley in the sixth inning. Gerardo Parra landed on the disabled list this week with a left ankle sprain, so the 35-year-old figures to share playing time in left field in the short-term. He does most of his damage against left-handed pitching, but he’s capable of being useful in daily fantasy formats.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 11:55:00 PM

Ryan Raburn clobbered a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh inning on Sunday, powering the Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the Mets.

Jim Henderson had entered the game for Jake deGrom with a man on in the seventh, and Raburn deposited the third pitch he saw over the wall in right field for the game-changing blast. The lefty-masher has hit well against all hurlers this season, slashing .353/.414/.725 with five homers and 12 RBI in only 58 plate appearances.
Sun, May 15, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Ryan Raburn wore the golden sombrero in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Raburn got the rare start against a right-hander because he's swung the bat so well this year and homered the night before, but the move backfired on manager Walt Weiss. The 35-year-old only hit .136/.240/.227 versus righties in 2015 and struck out 40 percent of the time. Given those numbers, one figures Raburn will once again fall into a strict platoon after a performance such as this.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 11:55:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of OF/INF Ryan Raburn from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Raburn is officially on the Rockies' Opening Day roster and will make a $1.5 million salary. The 34-year-old has batted just .206 (7-for-34) this spring, but the club needed a right-handed hitting outfielder and Raburn has a knack for mashing left-handed pitching.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Rockies signed INF/OF Ryan Raburn to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman says Raburn can opt out of the deal on March 28 if he's not going to make the Opening Day roster but will earn $1.5 million if he is on the roster. The Rockies have an all left-handed hitting starting outfield, making Raburn a nice fit. The 34-year-old has a career .827 OPS versus left-handed pitching and an OPS over 1.000 against southpaws in two of the last three seasons.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 02:56:00 PM

According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, the Giants have been in contact with free agent outfielder Ryan Raburn.

The 34-year-old, who has made a career out of mashing left-handed pitching, is said to be holding out for a major league deal. Raburn was terrific in a part-time role for the Indians in 2015, slashing .301/.393/.543 with eight homers and 29 RBI in 173 at-bats.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 11:28:00 PM

According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, outfielder Ryan Raburn is "in play" for the Tigers.

But the team is currently focused on some of the bigger names that remain on the free agent market, like Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Davis. Raburn began his career with the Tigers, slashing .256/.311/.430 in 566 games between 2004-2012. Cleveland declined his $3 million club option for 2016 back in early November. He turns 35 years old in April.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 12:27:00 PM

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