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Ryan Raburn Biography
Ryan Raburn was born April 17, 1981 and is an outfielderwith the Detroit Tigers. Though primarily an outfielder, Raburn can also playthird base, second base, first base, and catcher.
Raburn attended Durant High School in Plant City, Florida.Following his prep career, he was selected in the 18th round of the 1999 MajorLeague Baseball Draft by his hometown Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Raburn, however,chose not to sign, opting instead to play for the University of Florida andthen transferred to South Florida Community College. He is also the brother ofMilwaukee Brewers utility player Johnny Raburn.
Raburn made the Tigers opening day roster for the first time in his career. Heentered the 2010 season as a key bench player expecting to see time at every defensiveposition except catcher and shortstop. As of mid-June, Raburn was regularlyfilling in for injured right fielder Magglio Ordez, but was hitting poorly.During the second half of the season, when he became an everyday starterprimarily playing in the outfield, his bat heated up. By the end of 2010, hehad played in 113 games, and sported a .280 batting average with 15 home runsand 61 RBIs.
Raburn signed a two-year contract extension after the 2010season, and was a regular starter in left field at the beginning of the 2011season. Near the end of May, Raburn took over at second base after ScottSizemore was traded to the Oakland Athletics. (In addition, another Tigersecond baseman, Carlos Guillen, was on the disabled list through the entirefirst half.) Raburn's batting average slumped in the first half (.213 at theAll-Star break), but he showed flashes of power with 8 home runs. Andy Dirksand new acquisition Delmon Young played Raburn's left field position for muchof the second half while he saw more time at second base. After another strongsecond half, Raburn finished the 2011 regular season at .256 with 14 home runsand 49 RBI in 387 at-bats.
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