The Indians today announced they have declined the 2016 club option for outfielder Ryan Raburn, meaning that Raburn is now a free agent.
The team had a $3 million club option on Raburn, who hit .301 with 8 homers and 29 RBI in 82 games, 201 at-bats. The 34-year-old from Tampa, FL spent the last three seasons with the Indians, reviving his career which seemed to hit rock bottom in 2012 with the Tigers, where he hit .171 with one homer and 12 RBI.
In seven seasons with the Tigers Raburn hit .256 with 54 homers and 216 RBI.
Monday three Indians filed for free agency, infielder Mike Aviles and two right-handed pitchers Ryan Webb and Gavin Floyd.
“I don’t expect the roster that we have today to be the roster that shows up in Goodyear for spring training,” Indians President Chris Antonetti stated today. “Most of our focus [this offseason] will be on the position player side.”