Raul Ibanez, Angels nearing deal

Updated: December 19, 2013, 10:41 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Raul Ibanez is close to finalizing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.

Multiple reports said the deal is for a $2.75 million base salary and includes incentives that could increase the payout to $5 million. It is expected to be complete when Ibanez passes a physical exam.

Ibanez, 41, helps fill a void in the lineup that was created when the Angels sent Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-way trade at the winter ...

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