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Ryan Raburn | Outfielder | #6

Team: Colorado Rockies
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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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. May 15 - 8:11 PM

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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.
Apr 23 - 11:55 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.
Mar 29 - 1:39 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.
Mar 4 - 2:56 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.
Feb 26 - 11:28 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.
Jan 11 - 12:27 PM

Indians declined OF Ryan Raburn's $3 million club option for 2016.

Raburn will receive a $100,000 buyout and become a free agent. It would have been reasonable for the Indians to keep him around, as the 34-year-old batted .301 with eight home runs and a .936 OPS in a part-time role this season. He should draw plenty of interest as a platoon player against left-handed pitching.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Ryan Raburn went 1-for-2 with an RBI as the Indians dropped the second game of Saturday's doubleheader to the Tigers.

Raburn lined an RBI single to center field off Randy Wolf in the first inning, starting a two-run rally. Sadly, that would be the extent of the Tribe's offense in the contest. He has been outstanding in a platoon role this season, slashing .296/.379/.541 with seven homers and 28 RBI.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 09:22:00 PM

Ryan Raburn belted a pair of solo home runs in Monday's win over the White Sox.

Raburn drew the start against a left-hander as he usually does and it didn't even matter that this southpaw happened to be Chris Sale. He drew a walk off Sale in the second inning before homering off the lefty in the fourth to tie the game and again in the sixth to take the lead. Raburn is having a terrific season in a platoon role, sporting a .299/.384/.552 batting line.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Indians activated OF Ryan Raburn off the bereavement list.

Raburn had been away from the club since Tuesday. The 34-year-old is slashing .283/.363/.500 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 67 games this season for the Indians.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Indians placed OF Ryan Raburn on the bereavement list.

Raburn will be on the bereavement list for the near future, though the reason for his placement has not been disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team called up infielder/outfielder Zach Walters.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Ryan Raburn clobbered his fourth home run of the season as the Indians fell to the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.

A notorious lefty masher, Raburn tagged O's starter Wei-Yin Chen for the solo shot in the fourth inning. He finished the night 1-for-2 plus a walk, raising his season slash to an impressive .299/.377/.542 with four homers and 19 RBI.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Raburn continues to start in the middle of the Indians lineup against lefties, and he rewarded his manager's faith on Tuesday. Raburn blasted a solo homer in the first inning off Rangers starter Wandy Rodriguez, his second home run of the season. Raburn is batting .309/.368/.544 in a platoon role with the Tribe.
Wed, May 27, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Ryan Raburn went 3-for-4 on Thursday, pushing his average up to .371.

One wonders if Raburn even would have had a roster spot had Nick Swisher been healthy to open the year. He's excelled while starting against left-handers, driving in eight runs in 35 at-bats. Still, it hasn't led to any playing time against righties and that won't change with Swisher due back soon.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 10:15:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 11:22:00 PM

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