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Ryan Raburn | Outfielder | #17

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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

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

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