Angels Release Raul Ibanez

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- After 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, it may finally be the end of the line for Raul Ibanez as the Los Angeles Angels have released the veteran outfielder.

At age 42, Ibanez was the second-oldest active player in Major League Baseball behind Cleveland Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi.

This season, Ibanez was hitting just .157 with three home runs, and 21 RBIs.

"I am disappointed in the way that I performed for this great organization," Ibanez said in a statement released by the team on Saturday night. "Jerry [Dipoto] and Mike [Scioscia] were totally straightforward and professional with me today and I will always appreciate and respect them for that."

If this is the end for Ibanez, he will finish with a career batting average of .273 with 303 home runs, 1,202 RBIs, and 2,019 hits.

He played for the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and the Angels.


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