Raúl Ibañez Joins ESPN as MLB Analyst


Raúl Ibañez Joins ESPN as MLB Analyst

Former Major League Baseball All-Star Raúl Ibañez has joined ESPN as a baseball analyst. In this new, multi-year agreement, Ibañez will primarily provide commentary for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. He will also serve as an analyst for select games.

In addition to MLB studio programming, Ibañez will contribute analysis to SportsCenter and other news and information programming.

Ibañez will debut as part of ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball telecast tonight, on April 27: Texas Rangers at New York Yankees at 8 p.m. ET.

He played 19 Major League Baseball seasons, debuting in 1996 with the Seattle Mariners and last playing in 2014 with the Kansas City Royals. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees. He was an MLB All-Star in 2009 with the Phillies.

On Feb. 2, 2016, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Ibañez joined the organization as special assistant to president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman.

Raúl Ibañez on Twitter: @RaulIbanezMLB


Media contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] (@Ben_ESPN);

Michael Skarka at 860-766-1342 or [email protected] (@Michael_ESPN).


Ben Cafardo

I lead communications strategy and execution for ESPN’s NBA, MLB, FIBA and Little League World Series properties. I’m also a proud consumer of all things ESPN.
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