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Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Returns from finger injury
Ibanez (finger) started at second base and went 1-for-4 for Cuba in Sunday's World Baseball Classic loss to the United States.
Ibanez sprained his left ring finger during an exhibition game for Cuba and didn't travel to Japan for the first round. He played with Cuba once the team returned to Miami. He'll now return to Detroit's camp and looks to be ready for the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Cleared to progress activities
Ibanez (finger) has been cleared for baseball activities and will work out with the Tigers on Friday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Ibanez was given clearance to ramp things up following an MRI on Thursday. It's uncertain when he might be ready to return to game action, but after getting injured in the first week of March, his chances of making the Opening Day roster haven't been helped by the missed time.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Won't rejoin Team Cuba
Ibanez (hand) has returned to Tigers camp rather than travel with Team Cuba to Tokyo for the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Ibanez had been hoping to play for Team Cuba again but instead will receive further evaluation and treatment from the Tigers' training staff. He's working his way back from a sprained left ring finger.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Out of WBC lineup with hand injury
Ibanez will not play Tuesday in the World Baseball Classic for Cuba due to a left hand injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Ibanez suffered the injury in an exhibition game for Cuba. The infielder was unable to practice Tuesday and he'll be held out of the lineup against the Netherlands for the WBC opener. Ibanez is competing for a bench spot with Detroit this spring and it remains to be seen if this will carry into the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Hopeful to return in couple days
Ibanez has been diagnosed with a small tear in his left hand and is hopeful to return to the lineup for Team Cuba in the World Baseball Classic in the coming days, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
In an interview with JIT Deporte Cubano, Ibanez says that he has not suffered a fracture, and that he's doing cold/water/hot water treatment in hopes of getting back in the lineup for Cuba in the WBC. The 29-year-old is in the mix for a backup role with the Tigers, and he should be able to return to Grapefruit League action after the tournament concludes.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Vying for reserve role
Ibanez is in the mix for a reserve role on Detroit's Opening Day roster, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Ibanez was claimed off waivers by Detroit in November and outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. The 29-year-old appeared in 40 games for the Rangers last season and slashed .218/.273/.277. He likely won't have a prominent role with the Tigers, though it sounds like he could at least break camp on the MLB roster.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Outrighted to Triple-A
Ibanez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
Ibanez was claimed off waivers by Detroit in November but won't stick on the 40-man roster through the offseason. The 29-year-old appeared in 40 games for the Rangers last season and had a .218/.273/.277 slash line.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Claimed by Detroit
Ibanez was claimed off waivers by the Tigers on Thursday.
Ibanez appeared in 40 games for Texas last season and had a .550 OPS before he was sent to Triple-A in June, which is where he spent the rest of the campaign. The 29-year-old should compete for a utility role for Detroit during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Sent back to Triple-A
Ibanez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Ibanez was optioned Sunday but returned two days later, only to head back to the minors three days after that. How long he'll be off the roster this time around is not yet clear. He hasn't done much at the plate at the big-league level this season, hitting .218/.273/.277 in 40 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Called up, starting Game 1
The Rangers recalled Ibanez from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. He'll start at third base and bat ninth in the first game of the Rangers' doubleheader with the Guardians.
To open up a spot on the 26-man active roster for Ibanez, the Rangers placed reliever Brett Martin on the COVID-19-related injured list. Though Ibanez is receiving a start in his first game back with the Rangers, he's expected to handle a backup role at third base while Texas gives prospect Ezequiel Duran a look at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Sent to Triple-A
Ibanez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
This move doesn't come as a major surprise, as Ibanez had starting losing out on playing time and had hit .161 with zero home runs in his last 20 games. Steele Walker's contract was purchased in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Losing work to Josh Smith
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.
The righty-hitting Ibanez has the platoon advantage in his favor with southpaw Ryan Yarbrough on the mound, but it won't be enough to keep him off the bench for the second game in a row. Instead, rookie Josh Smith will draw another start at the hot corner after going 3-for-4 with two runs in his MLB debut in Monday's 9-5 win. Ibanez looks like he'll have to settle for a utility gig with the Rangers presumably prepared to give Smith a trial as their everyday third baseman.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Slated for rest day
Ibanez isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.
Ibanez will get the night off after starting the last two contests for Texas, collecting five hits including a pair of doubles and an RBI over that brief stretch. Josh Smith gets the start at the hot corner and will bat eighth with Ibanez on the bench.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Collects two more hits
Ibanez went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Atheltics.
Ibanez is emerging from a three-week slump and has hit safely in three straight games, going 6-for-9 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and three runs scored over the last three. The 29-year-old infielder, who posted a .277 average in 76 games during his MLB debut in 2021, is up to .214 through 37 contests this season. Ibanez's expected outcome for average is slightly higher than his real-world results.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Posts three-hit day
Ibanez started at designated hitter and went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-4 win over the Athletics.
Fresh off a game-winning two-run single as a pinch hitter Friday, Ibanez kept the momentum going with his first three-hit game of the season. He'd been mired in a deep funk, going 2-for-43 in the 15 games prior to Friday's heroics.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Delivers game-winning knock
Ibanez went 1-for-1 with a two-run single and scored a run in Friday's 8-5 win over the Athletics.
Ibanez, who had just two hits over his previous 43 at-bats (.047), stepped in as a pinch hitter for Eli White in the ninth inning of an even game and delivered a go-ahead two-run single. He later came around to score an insurance run. Ibanez is typically out of the starting lineup against lefties, as was the case Wednesday and Friday. With Oakland southpaw Zach Logue the projected starter Saturday, Ibanez figures to be on the bench for the third time in four games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Heads to bench Friday
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Oakland.
Ibanez is 3-for-46 through 16 games in May and will take a seat for the second time in the past three days. Charlie Culberson will start at third base in his place.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Riding pine Wednesday
Ibanez isn't starting Wednesday against the Angels.
Ibanez has gone just 1-for-17 with a walk and four strikeouts over his last six games, and he'll take a seat for the third time in the last five matchups. Charlie Culberson will start at the hot corner and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Slump continues
Ibanez started at third base and went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Angels.
Ibanez is batting just .050 (2-for-40) over 14 games since May 4. Texas third basemen rank last in the majors with a -0.8 WAR, so it's fair wonder when they make a change. Ibanez has started 20 of the team's 41 games at third base while also playing seven at DH, six at first base and two at second.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Andy Ibanez: Heads to bench Sunday
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Ibanez is mired in a 2-for-37 slump and will take a seat for the second time in the past three games. Brad Miller will man third base in his place while Mitch Garver serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 170 lbs|
|Birthplace: Havana, Cuba|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|