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Ryan Raburn | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Florida CC
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Ryan Raburn went 0-for-3 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter on Wednesday.
Raburn was supposed to get considerable playing time against righties in addition to his duties against lefties, particularly once Carlos Santana won the third base job. However, his slow start, combined with Lonnie Chisenhall's much better one, has changed that in a hurry. He'll likely be limited to starting against southpaws until he heats up and maybe even afterwards. Apr 23 - 11:17 PM

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Ryan Raburn went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in the Indians' 16-4 drubbing of the Padres on Friday.

Between DHing and playing some right field against lefties, Raburn could be a fixture in the Indians' early season lineup. Giving him a chance to prove 2013 was no fluke isn't a bad idea. That said, the Indians will likely prove better off playing Lonnie Chisenhall over him against righties.
Mar 29 - 1:36 AM

Ryan Raburn went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Reds on Monday.

Raburn took Alfredo Simon deep in the second inning. He finished with three RBI in total, adding to a productive spring in limited playing time. Raburn has been bothered by a knee contusion, but he should be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 24 - 6:51 PM

Ryan Raburn (knee) will return to action as a designated hitter Wednesday.

He'll then get some at-bats in a minor league game Thursday. Raburn suffered a left knee contusion over a week ago when he collided with the outfield wall, but he's made significant progress. Barring setbacks, he'll be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 18 - 8:01 PM

Ryan Raburn (knee) will not play on Monday.

Raburn suffered a right knee contusion during Friday's game and hoped to return to the lineup Monday, but the Indians are being cautious. The 33-year-old outfielder ran on the anti-gravity treadmill Monday and should return in the next day or two if he continues to show signs of progress.
Mar 10 - 12:48 PM

Ryan Raburn (knee) could return to action on Monday.

Raburn suffered a left knee contusion Friday when he crashed into the right field wall. He has six hits -- including two homers -- in 10 at-bats this spring.
Mar 9 - 1:13 PM

Ryan Raburn has been diagnosed with a left knee contusion.

Raburn suffered the ailment during the second inning when he crashed into the right field wall. He'll be re-evaluated Saturday but should be fine to return to action in a day or two.
Mar 7 - 5:10 PM

Ryan Raburn left Friday's game against the Cubs after the second inning following a collision with the right field wall.

Raburn initially remained in the game after smacking into the wall while trying to catch a Kris Bryant homer in the bottom of the second, but he was then pinch-hit for in the top of the third. The Indians should provide an update on his status shortly.
Mar 7 - 3:56 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with a home run against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Raburn hit a two-run shot off of Lucas Luetge in the seventh inning, his second blast of the spring. He rebounded nicely for the Tribe last season, posting a .901 OPS in 277 trips to the plate. He'll platoon with David Murphy in right field and may get the occasional start at first base as well.
Mar 5 - 6:50 PM

Ryan Raburn blasted a two-run homer off Homer Bailey, powering the Indians to a 4-0 victory over the Reds in Cactus League play on Friday.

The 32-year-old utilityman had a resurgence in Cleveland in 2013, slashing .272/.357/.543 with 16 homers and 55 RBI in only 243 at-bats. He mashes against left-handed pitching and has enough power to be mixed league relevant provided he finds his way into Terry Francona's lineup semi-regularly.
Feb 28 - 9:12 PM

Ryan Raburn cut back on his normal running routine this offseason to preserve his legs.

"I just rested and let the body take care of itself," Raburn said. He changed his routine after dealing with calf, heel and Achilles tendon injuries last season. The 32-year-old will platoon in right field and should also see some time at first base this season. Raburn batted .272/.357/.543 in a career revival in 2013.
Feb 22 - 9:43 PM

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that utilityman Ryan Raburn will see work at first base during spring training.

Raburn already has the ability to man either corner outfield position, as well as second base or third base. Adding even more versatility will give manager Terry Francona even more ways to work his bat into the lineup on a semi-regular basis. The 32-year-old slashed a healthy .272/.357/.543 with 16 homers and 55 RBI in only 243 at-bats in his first season with the Tribe.
Feb 15 - 12:09 PM

Ryan Raburn (Achilles) admitted Thursday that he's still not 100 percent.

Raburn has been nursing a sore left Achilles since mid-August. He had a cortisone shot last weekend and will continue to play through the ailment.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Friday that Ryan Raburn could see increased playing time against right-handed pitching.

Raburn has been deployed primarily against southpaws this season, but has been such a valuable run producer that they need to find creative ways to get his bat in the lineup more often. He's had quite a resurgence this season, hitting .286/.380/.607 with 16 homers and 52 RBI in only 206 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:46:00 PM

Ryan Raburn went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, five RBI and a walk Thursday in the Indians' 14-3 rout of the White Sox.

Still dealing with a sore Achilles' tendon, Raburn has played in just three games since coming off the DL on Sept. 3. Of course, he's driven in 10 runs in those three games anyway. He's played five games in a month and hit three homers with 13 RBI. Imagine what he could do if he were healthy.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Josh Tomlin
4Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Vinnie Pestano
9Nick Hagadone
10Austin Adams