Today the #Angels requested waivers to grant INF/OF Raul Ibanez his unconditional release.— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 21, 2014
Ibanez, 42, is batting .157/.258/.265 (50 OPS+) in 190 plate appearances, which, needless to say, is unacceptable production, particularly for a player who contributes nothing defensively. So the decision to cut him loose is certainly understandable.
That said, if this is indeed the end of the line for Ibanez, then it's been one heck of a career: 303 homers, 111 OPS+ across parts of 19 big-league seasons. As well, he's long been regarded as one of the game's most reliably solid citizens.