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Ibanez To Sign With Angels

(1090 The Fan) — Free agent outfielder and designated hitter Raul Ibanez will sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The one-year, $2.75 million deal is reportedly built with incentives, making it possible for the 41-year-old Ibanez to net $5 million if certain statistics and milestones are met during the course of the 2014 season.

Ibanez returned to the Mariners for a third stint in 2013, where he held a line of .242/.306.487 with 29 home runs. His home run total in 2013 tied Ted Williams for the most home runs in one season by anyone 40 years of age or older.

After trading the power-htting Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Angels were expected to bring in a similar bat at a lower cost.

Though Ibanez will likely serve as a designated hitter for the Angels, he still has the ability to play left field.

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