Raburn could be a fit in Miami
MIAMI — The Marlins are scanning the market for low-risk, high-reward players with some power.
A potential candidate is now available. The Tigers released Ryan Raburn on Tuesday, and the Marlins are a realistic option, according to a source.
The 31-year-old from Tampa has been a versatile, all-purpose player for the Tigers, seeing action at second base, left field and right field in 2012. He’s also played some third base in his seven seasons in Detroit.
Raburn made $2.1 million in 2012.
Last season, the right-handed hitter was hindered by a slow start, and a couple of injuries. He went on the disabled list with a sprained right thumb, and a strained right quadriceps. In 66 games, he batted .171.
But from 2009-11, Raburn batted .274 with 45 homers and 156 RBIs.
The Marlins are looking for depth at second base, third base and outfield.
– Joe Frisaro