Ryan Raburn

#18 LF / Washington Nationals / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lb Age: 36 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Raburn (back) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Nationals, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. He ended the year on the DL with a back injury, having last played for the Nationals on July 22. It is unclear if this deal comes with an invite to spring training, but regardless, Raburn is highly unlikely to see significant work in the majors in 2018. He was essentially a replacement level player last year (negative-0.1 fWAR), which has been the case for the last two seasons.

    • Nationals' Ryan Raburn: Transferred to 60-day DL
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      Raburn (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. With Trea Turner (wrist) coming off the 60-day DL, the Nationals needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Raburn will be unable to come off the DL until Sept. 21 at the earliest, so it seems like a long shot that he would get back into the flow of things in time to be included on the postseason roster.

    • Raburn (back) was spotted taking batting practice Monday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. Raburn hasn't taken an at-bat since July 22 due to stints on the bereavement list and the disabled list with an injury to his back. It seems like he's closing in on a return, but he'll likely just provide additional depth off the bench once healthy.

    • Raburn (personal) was activated from the bereavement list Wednesday and subsequently placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left trapezius strain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. The veteran outfielder apparently got a little banged up diving for a ball in Friday's contest, so he'll head to the DL to rest his injury. The DL stint is backdated to July 23, so he can return on Aug. 2 if he's ready. No corresponding move needed to be made since he was moved straight from the bereavement list, so look for Adam Lind to continue logging starts in left field until Raburn is back in the fold.

    • Raburn was placed on the bereavement list prior to Sunday's game, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports. Raburn will be away from the team for a few days to attend to a loss in the family. In the meantime, Andrew Stevenson will get the call from Triple-A to provide outfield depth.

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