Ibanez to 1B
Good news from the Times.
After making his 2004 debut at first base Sunday, Raul Ibanez was back in left field last night, but he will see more playing at first in the final three weeks of the season.
Really, this is the right move. This opens up more playing time for Jeremy Reed and should mean less time for Spiezio and Bloomquist. I’m of the opinion that Ibanez should play first base for the remainder of his contract (assuming the M’s couldn’t unload him), and I’d prefer this to be a permanent move.