by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Indians outfielder/second baseman Ryan Raburn is not in the team's lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.
With the Indians playing in a National League park, one of their regulars will have to sit in favor of a pitcher. Raburn has produced this year, hitting .316/.372/.544 in 79 at-bats. He could return to the lineup Wednesday to face Cole Hamels.
Jim Leyland takes blame for Ryan Raburn's 2012 struggles
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) While Tigers manager Jim Leyland welcomes the return of his former player -- and current Indians outfielder -- Ryan Raburn to Detroit on Friday, the skipper said he still shoulders the blame for his lackluster season last year. The Tigers attempted to transition Raburn into a second baseman in order to keep his bat in the every-day lineup, but he responded with a career-low .171 average (minimum 20 games) and only one home run in 205 at-bats.
"I think I screwed him up last year trying to make him a second baseman," Leyland told the Detroit News. "If I would have played him part-time in the outfield and not set high expectations, he probably would have been fine.
"I just thought maybe we could get something like that out of him playing second base. It didn't work. So I'll take responsibility for that."
Ryan Raburn named AL player of the week
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn took home AL player of the week honors Monday for his performance from April 29-May 5. Raburn had a pair of two-homer games highlight his week.
Raburn hit .591 (13 for 22) with one double, four home runs, five runs and nine RBI in five games last week.
Ryan Raburn joins elite company
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn is the fourth player in the last 75 years with at least four home runs and 11 hits in a three-game span, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He has joined Duke Snider (1955), Kirby Puckett (1987) and Shawn Green (2002).
Raburn is batting .846 (11 for 13) with one double, four home runs, five runs and nine RBI in his last three games. His batting average has soared from .214 to .364 in that span.
Ryan Raburn still on fire
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn did not hit two home runs Wednesday against the Phillies, so by that standard, he had a disappointing game. By any other standard, he remained scorching hot with his second four-hit game in three days.
Raburn went 4 for 5 in the game, with one extra-base hit and two RBI, in a 6-0 win. He hit a double and struck out once. Raburn is 11 for his last 13 with five extra-base hits and nine RBI.
Raburn is batting .364 for the season in 55 at-bats, with four home runs and 10 RBI.
Ryan Raburn worth no more than a look
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/1/2013) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn might be one of the most viewed players in Fantasy, but he's not one of the most added -- and for good reason. Though back-to-back two-homer games attract plenty of attention, his time in the starting lineup is fleeting.
The Indians turned to him only because both Michael Bourn (finger) and Nick Swisher (shoulder) were sidelined by injury, but Bourn is nearing a return from the DL and Swisher's injury is of the day-to-day variety. Unless the Indians suddenly sour on Michael Brantley, Raburn is destined to return to the bench.
As a part-timer, he might have some value in AL-only leagues. He has three seasons of 14-plus homers, after all, mostly because of brief hot streaks such as this one. But mixed-league owners shouldn't bother.
Ryan Raburn homers twice in back-to-back games
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn had two home runs in back-to-back games Tuesday night against the Phillies. He became the first Indians hitter to do that since Travis Hafner in July 2004.
Raburn hit a two-run homer in the fifth and a solo shot in the seventh. He added a single in the fourth and finished 3 for 4 with three runs scored and three RBI in a 14-2 victory.
"Mine usually come in bunches," Raburn told MLB.com. "Usually when I hit them, they come pretty quick. Then I'll go through a period where they don't come at all. I'm just trying to have good quality at-bats."
Raburn, who has seen more playing time with injuries to outfielders Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher, has gone 7 for 8 with five runs scored, four homers and seven RBI in his last two games. He is hitting .320 with four homers and eight RBI in 50 at-bats.
Ryan Raburn posts career night
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn had a career performance on Monday night during a win at Kansas City. Raburn recorded four hits, including two home runs.
Batting seventh and starting in right field, Raburn went 4 for 4 with four RBI. He smashed a three-run blast, his first of the year, off Wade Davis in the top of the fifth inning with two outs. Raburn added his second homer of the season in the eighth for a solo shot.
Raburn has hit safely in three straight games, though he's also struck out six times over that stretch. Raburn only had one RBI entering Monday over his first 13 games and 42 at-bats.
Ryan Raburn not contributing much
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Cleveland outfielder Ryan Raburn struck out twice Wednesday at Chicago as the Indians took the 3-2 defeat. Raburn went 0 for 4 in the game and also grounded into a double play.
The 32-year-old veteran hasn't contributed much for the Tribe thus far this year with three doubles and just one RBI over 33 at-bats. He's gone 2 for 13 in his last four games and drove in that lone run over that span.
Ryan Raburn back on bench after weekend starts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) After starting Saturday and Sunday against the Rays, Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn was back on the bench for Monday's contest against the Yankees.
Raburn is batting .286 (2 for 7) with one double, one walk, one strikeout and two runs in two games.
Indians elect to keep Ryan Raburn
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013)
The Indians announced Monday they told pitcher Nick Hagadone, pitcher Bryan Shaw and infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn they will make the opening day roster, barring any injuries.
Raburn is batting .359 (14 for 39) with four homers, five doubles and 11 RBI in 20 spring games.
Raburn inching closer to spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) It's still only the first week of March, but Cleveland outfielder Ryan Raburn appears to have endeared himself to his new coaches. Raburn, who signed with the Indians last January after being released by the Tigers, is carrying a .550 average with four homers and 11 RBI in nine games this spring. "Not to get too far ahead of myself, but he's got the kind of swing that plays off the bench," manager Terry Francona told reporters Thursday.
Raburn raising some eyes
(2/25/2013) Indians infielder Ryan Raburn continued his assault on Cactus League pitching on Monday against the A's. He went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored in the 14-10 win. Raburn has gone 6 for 8 (.750) with three homers and six RBI through four spring games.
Raburn headed to Cleveland
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (1/19/2013) Nearly two months after he was released by the Tigers, outfielder Ryan Raburn signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Saturday, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Raburn was released by Detroit last November after producing a lowly .171 batting average in 66 games last season. He also recorded just 15 extra-base hits, including one homer.