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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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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

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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

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.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 11:17:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 01:36:00 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.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 06:51:00 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.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 08:01:00 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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Shaun Marcum
8Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Anthony Swarzak
14Scott Downs