Raburn excels early in Indians’ camp

By | February 23, 2013 11:33 pm | 0 Comments

 

Former Erie SeaWolves second baseman Ryan Raburn is trying to make the Cleveland Indians’ roster in a utility role. After the first two spring games, he’s making a great impression.

Raburn, who was released by the Tigers after last season, has hit three home runs in a pair of Cactus League wins. The versatile Raburn was signed to a minor league deal in the offseason and is trying to win a bench spot as a reserve guy at second or third base, or as a corner outfield option.

He had a rough 2012 season in Detroit, hitting .171 with one home run and 12 RBIs before being sent down to Triple-A Toledo. Raburn, 31, hit .301 with 16 homers and 63 RBIs for the SeaWolves in 2004.

If Raburn keeps tearing it up in Arizona, the Indians will have an easy decision to make.

–Tony Battaglia

 

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