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Rays, Marlins, Braves and Rangers among teams interested in Ryan Raburn

Nov 29, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

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Ryan Raburn was released by the Tigers earlier this month after batting just .171/.226/.254 with one home run and a .480 OPS in 222 plate appearances this past season, but he’s apparently a pretty popular target in free agency.

ESPN’s Jayson Stark hears that six teams are in the mix for Raburn. The Rays, Marlins, Braves and Rangers appear to have the most interest at the moment.

While Raburn struggled miserably this past season, he averaged 15 homers per season from 2009-2011 and has extensive experience between second base and the corner outfield spots. The 31-year-old could be a useful bench player and right-handed bat.

  1. scoregasmic - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    You can have him

    • historiophiliac - Nov 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

      Yeah, I was surprised that anyone wanted to snap up Inge too.

  2. brianbowman16 - Nov 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Raburn belongs in the National League. As long as that dude is nowhere near Comerica Park wearing home whites, I could absolutely give a shit less where he plays. Call me bitter, but I’ve watched one too many home runs bounce off that dude.

  3. dracko19 - Nov 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    I hear Figgins is available now too. He was better than Raburn last year. Wonder why teams aren’t in on him?

  4. Old Gator - Nov 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Yeah, the Feesh are scraping the bottom of the barrel now in a concerted effort to convince any fans dense enough still to doubt that ownership wants to use them as pissing targets.

    • historiophiliac - Nov 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM

      Enjoy Raburn then.

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