Ibanez set to join Angels

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Updated: December 18, 2013

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Raul Ibanez have
reportedly agreed to a one-year contract.

According to CBS Sports, the deal is worth $2.75 million with incentives that
could bump the total value to $5 million.

The 41-year-old Ibanez had a tremendous first half last season with the
Seattle Mariners, batting .267 with 24 homers and 56 RBI. Those numbers took a
severe dip after the All-Star break (.203/5/9).

Ibanez is best viewed as a designated hitter, but can still play left field or
first base if necessary.

A career .276 hitter, Ibanez has registered 300 homers, 416 doubles and 1,181
RBI in 18 seasons.