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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
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals re-signed OF Ryan Raburn to a minor league contract.
This confirms a report from Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Raburn was limited to 25 games this season while dealing with a left trapezius strain. He'll function as outfield insurance going into spring training. Tue, Nov 14, 2017 05:25:00 PM

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Nationals transferred OF Ryan Raburn from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Trea Turner, who has been activated from the 60-day DL in a corresponding move. Raburn is still recovering from a left trapezius strain and might not make it back this season.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Nationals activated OF Ryan Raburn from the bereavement list; placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a left trapezius strain.

Raburn was placed on the bereavement list on Sunday to allow him time to mourn the passing of his grandfather. It is unclear just when he suffered the trapezius strain which is now sending him to the disabled list. There is no current timetable for Raburn's return.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Nationals placed OF Ryan Raburn on the bereavement list.

He'll be away for a few days following the passing of his grandfather.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 01:40:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 07:02:00 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.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 12:28:00 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.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 09:41:00 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.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 03:28:00 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.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 10:52:00 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.
Mon, Jun 5, 2017 06:18:00 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.
Fri, May 26, 2017 03:03:00 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.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 11:59:00 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.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 11:05:00 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.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 11:38:00 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.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 06:38:00 PM

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2Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Reynolds
3Reid Brignac
4Kelvin Gutierrez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Ryan Raburn
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