OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
1 month ago

Raburn (back) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Nationals, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

He ended the year on the DL with a back injury, having last played for the Nationals on July 22. It is unclear if this deal comes with an invite to spring training, but regardless, Raburn is highly unlikely to see significant work in the majors in 2018. He was essentially a replacement level player last year (negative-0.1 fWAR), which has been the case for the last two seasons.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
3 months ago

Raburn (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Trea Turner (wrist) coming off the 60-day DL, the Nationals needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Raburn will be unable to come off the DL until Sept. 21 at the earliest, so it seems like a long shot that he would get back into the flow of things in time to be included on the postseason roster.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
3 months ago

Raburn (back) was spotted taking batting practice Monday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Raburn hasn't taken an at-bat since July 22 due to stints on the bereavement list and the disabled list with an injury to his back. It seems like he's closing in on a return, but he'll likely just provide additional depth off the bench once healthy.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn (personal) was activated from the bereavement list Wednesday and subsequently placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left trapezius strain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder apparently got a little banged up diving for a ball in Friday's contest, so he'll head to the DL to rest up his injury. The DL stint is backdated to July 23, so he can return on August 2 if he's ready. No corresponding move needed to be made since he was moved straight from the bereavement list, so look for Adam Lind to continue logging starts in left field until Raburn is back in the fold.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn was placed on the bereavement list prior to Sunday's game, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Raburn will be away from the team for a few days to attend to a loss in the family. In the meantime, Andrew Stevenson will get the call from Triple-A to provide outfield depth.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn will be placed on the bereavement list Sunday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Raburn was scratched from Saturday's lineup and manager Dusty Baker later revealed that Raburn is dealing with the loss of his grandfather.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn was scratched from Saturday's starting lineup.

EDGE Analysis

A reason for his removal was not immediately provided. Chris Heisey enters the lineup in left field, batting second, while Wilmer Difo moves down to the eight hole against lefty Anthony Banda.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Raburn has received just 55 plate appearances this season, so his fantasy value has been extremely limited. However, the Washington outfield is dealing with multiple injuries, so he could see a fleeting boost in playing time. Receiving semi-regular at-bats in a stacked lineup has appeal, and Raburn is definitely a potential add candidate in deep settings. He's just unlikely to carry long-term value.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn is starting in left field and batting second Friday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

It marks Raburn's second start in the last three games, and there could be more to come. With Michael Taylor (oblique) joining Jayson Werth (toe) on the 10-day disabled list Friday, the Nationals will be searching for bodies in a suddenly-depleted outfield. Expect Raburn to compete with Brian Goodwin and Chris Heisey for starting bids, though the veteran's .302 batting average this year could give him a nice advantage.

OUTRyan Raburn
LF WSH
5 months ago

Raburn is batting second and playing left field Thursday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

With Chicago trotting left-hander Jon Lester to the mound, the righty-batting Raburn again assumes a short-side platoon role during the getaway day contest. Raburn appears to merely be spelling Brian Goodwin, and though he's off to an 11-for-34 start in limited action, these starts will remain fleeting.