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Angels release Raul Ibanez

<p>The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released designated hitter and veteran outfielder Raul Ibanez on Saturday.</p>

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released designated hitter and veteran outfielder Raul Ibanez on Saturday.

The 42-year-old Ibanez, who signed a one-year deal with the Angels in the offseason, has batted just .157 with three homers and 21 RBI in 57 games.

He had a strong first half last season with the Seattle Mariners, batting .267 with 24 homers and 56 RBI. Those numbers took a severe dip after the All-Star break, when he hit .203 with five homers and nine RBI in 51 games.

A career .273 hitter, Ibanez has registered 303 homers, 421 doubles and 1,202 RBI in 19 seasons for the Mariners, Royals, Phillies, Yankees and Angels.

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