The Angels signed first baseman Dennis Raben to a minor-league contract on Sunday, according to MyCentralJersey.com. Raben had been playing with the Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League. Having never reached Double-A in his minor-league career, he will likely be assigned to Class A.
Mariners 1B prospect Dennis Raben has temporarily stopped his assault on California League pitching because of an undisclosed injury that has landed him on the 7-day DL. Raben last played for Class A High Desert on June 29. Raben has been one of the California League's top offensive players in 2011, sporting a .330 average, .599 slugging percentage and .986 OPS in 76 games. He also has 61 runs, 23 doubles, three triples, 18 homers and 75 RBI.