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Ryan Raburn | Designated Hitter

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida CC
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Raburn's solo home run was for naught as the Indians dropped Monday's game late to the White Sox.
Raburn ripped a John Danks offering to left field to put the Indians up 1-0 in the second inning, his first homer of the season. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a double as well. Raburn has a career .794 OPS against left-handers, but his fantasy prospects are minimal at this stage of his career. Apr 20 - 11:22 PM

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Ryan Raburn was given a cortisone shot and had his left knee drained after injuring it during Thursday's game.

Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery last September on the same knee, so it's worrisome that it's bothering him again. However, the Indians are hopeful that he'll be ready to play again on Saturday.
Mar 13 - 12:08 PM

Ryan Raburn exited Thursday's game with left knee discomfort.

The Indians are calling him day-to-day for now, but keep in mind that he underwent arthroscopic surgery last September on the same knee. Assuming he's healthy, Raburn will open 2015 on the Tribe's bench.
Mar 12 - 7:10 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the Indians fell to the Royals in Cactus League play on Friday in Arizona.

The 33-year-old utilityman drove home two runs with a single off Yordano Ventura in the first inning, giving the Tribe an early 4-1 advantage. He's looking to rebound from an atrocious 2014 season where he slashed just .200/.250/.297 with four homers and 22 RBI in 195 at-bats.
Mar 6 - 6:36 PM

Ryan Raburn (knee) will make his Cactus League debut Wednesday.

Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery last September to repair a tear in his left lateral meniscus, but he entered spring training without any restrictions. After a big first season with the Indians in 2013, the veteran outfielder batted just 200/.250/.297 with four homers and 22 RBI across 74 games last season.
Mar 3 - 12:09 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti indicated Saturday that Ryan Raburn (knee) will enter spring training without restrictions.

Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-September to repair a tear in his lateral meniscus. While he's coming off a putrid 2014 campaign where he slashed a mere .200/.250/.297, he provides versatility and a power bat off the bench against left-handed pitching.
Jan 24 - 10:56 AM

Ryan Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

Raburn will need 6-8 weeks of rehab to recover from an operation that repaired a lateral meniscus tear. His normally offseason routine might be delayed a bit, but he'll be fine for spring training. Raburn batted just .200/.250/.297 with four home runs over 74 games for the Tribe this season.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Ryan Raburn needs surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee.

He's done for the year. Raburn was a pleasant surprise for the Indians last season, but he'll finish 2014 with a disappointing .200/.250/.297 batting line and four home runs over 74 games. The 33-year-old is under contract for $2.5 million next season.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 06:25:00 PM

Ryan Raburn (knee) might not return this season.

Raburn reported improvement with his left knee Tuesday, but he's set to undergo an MRI and the Indians seem unlikely to push him to return at this point. It would be the end of a disappointing season for Raburn, who has hit just .200/.250/.297 with four homers over 74 games this season.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Ryan Raburn is expected to undergo an MRI on his ailing left knee.

Raburn left Saturday's game with a hyperextended knee and has yet to experience any improvement. More won't be known about his status until after the exam. "He's still pretty tender, pretty sore," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We're gonna have [head trainer James Quinlan] talk to [assistant trainer Jeff Desjardins] and see, see if we should get him back to Cleveland. We probably need to get him checked."
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Ryan Raburn left Saturday's game versus the Tigers with a hyperextended left knee.

Raburn exited in the fourth inning. He walked in his only plate appearance. Tyler Holt replaced him in right field.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Ryan Raburn blasted his fourth home run of the season on Friday as the Indians dropped the opener of their three-game weekend series to the Tigers.

Raburn victimized his former mates with a solo shot in the second inning to open the game's scoring. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 and raising his season slash to a disappointing .200/.246/.297.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Indians activated OF/INF Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list.

Raburn ended up missing the minimum due to right wrist soreness. He'll start at the DH spot and bat seventh Tuesday against the Tigers.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Ryan Raburn, just placed on the disabled list four days ago with wrist soreness, will begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A Columbus on Saturday night.

Obviously, Raburn's disabled list stint was more about just getting him off the roster for a bit than any sort of injury. He's hit just .191/.240/.277 this season.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Indians placed UTIL Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with right wrist soreness.

It's not clear how long he'll be out. Raburn has batted just .191/.240/.277 in 70 games this season for Cleveland while appearing at four different positions.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 05:15:00 PM

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2Roberto Perez
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1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
2Jerry Sands
DH1Brandon Moss
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4T.J. House
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7Zach McAllister
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