Raul Ibanez, who hit strategic home runs in the New York Yankees’ postseason games, has agreed to join the Seattle Mariners for the third time, MLB.com reported, citing a person familiar with the one-year deal.
Raul Ibanez pinch-hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and won it with another homer in the 12th as the New York Yankees took a 2-1 lead in their Major League Baseball playoff series against the Baltimore Orioles.
The New York Yankees acquired three-time All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels to bolster a roster thinned by injuries to starters Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira.
The New York Yankees lost more than the opening game of the American League Championship Series as team captain Derek Jeter fractured his ankle, ruling him out for the rest of the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Alex Rodriguez was moved down two places to the No. 5 spot in the New York Yankees’ lineup for today’s playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles, a day after being benched during the ninth inning in favor of pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez.