Ibanez started at second base and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Angels. Ibanez posted his third consecutive multi-hit game and has a .967 OPS over 10 games since returning from a hamstring injury. He should find a home on the major league roster in 2022 after being the Rangers best hitter over the second half.
Ibanez went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Angels. Ibanez ripped a single up the middle with the bases loaded in the second to score two runs and even the game at 2-2. He later would hit his second triple of the year in the seventh and eventually come around to score to give the Rangers a 5-2 lead. The 28-year-old was in a nice groove at the plate towards the end of August before suffering a strained hamstring, but he appears to have picked up right where he left off with five multi-hit performances over nine games since returning from the injured list Sept. 18. Ibanez is slashing .418/.459/.646 with three homers, 10 RBI, 11 runs scored and a 6:14 BB:K over his last 21 games while drawing at least one start at five different positions.
Ibanez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 7-4 win over Baltimore. The infielder opened the scoring with a two-run blast off Baltimore ace John Means in the fourth inning. Ibanez also scored in the eighth inning after reaching on a single. The 28-year-old has a decent .265/.312/.417 slash line with seven homers, 21 RBI, 25 runs scored and 12 doubles through 248 plate appearances. His multi-hit effort Sunday was his fourth in eight games since returning from a hamstring injury, though he has gone hitless in the other four contests in that span.
Ibanez will sit Saturday against the Orioles. Ibanez hits the bench after starting seven straight games. He recorded seven hits in the first four games of that stretch before going hitless in his last three, bringing his season slash line down to .261/.309/.403.
Ibanez started at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Yankees. Ibanez continues to show a lively bat despite moving around the diamond. He's 7-for-15 in four games since coming off the injured list while seeing time at first base, second base and designated hitter.
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