The Los Angeles Angels have signed outfielder Raul Ibanez to a one-year, $2.75 million deal on Monday, according to reports. Ibanez showed success with Seattle last season, as he continues his very lengthy Major League career.
Forty-one year old Ibanez hit .242/.306/.487 with 29 home runs and 65 RBI (123 OPS+) in 124 games with the Seattle Mariners. Over his 18-year career, Ibanez has hit .276/.338/.471 while averaging 23 home runs and 92 RBI per year (113 OPS+). This is an interesting signing for the Angels, but has nearly no risk. Ibanez has still proven to be a good outfielder. He could continue that trend in 2014.
It's hard to determine what role Ibanez will play in Los Angeles, but the signing could pan out to be a good one for the Angels. Ibanez has a good track record, but at 41-years-old? It's hard to know what Ibanez can even provide. An interesting signing nonetheless, Ibanez has provided power in the outfield.