- George M. Steinbrenner Field
Top Andy Ibanez News
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Hits second spring home run
Ibanez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.
Ibanez now has two home runs and an even 1.000 OPS across six games this spring. The 30-year-old is competing for a bench spot in camp, and his strong performance so far should help his cause. Ibanez posted a .264/.312/.433 line in 114 games for the Tigers last year and gave the team plenty of defensive versatility as well. A similar role could be in store for him this season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Tallies three hits Saturday
Ibanez went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 8-0 win over the Guardians.
Ibanez continued his good recent stretch, as he's batting .371 over his last 10 games with eight RBI. It's been a solid season overall for the utility player, who's batting .264 with a .747 OPS. Ibanez has also recorded a career-high 11 home runs and 40 RBI. The 30-year-old should have a similar role in 2024, which could make him an occasional fantasy contributor in deeper leagues, though he's far from an elite option.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Taking seat Friday
Ibanez is absent from the lineup for Friday's game against the Guardians.
Ibanez had started nine straight games prior to Friday, making seven starts at second base and another two in left field. He'll begin this one on the bench, though, as Zach McKinstry covers second base and Akil Baddoo patrols left field.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Picks up first steal
Ibanez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Angels.
Ibanez extended his hitting streak to five games, a span in which he's gone 7-for-16 (.438). The 30-year-old's steal was his first of the season, as he remains not much of a speed threat. For the year, he's slashing .257/.297/.437 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, 37 runs scored, 21 doubles and a triple through 100 contests while filling a versatile role defensively.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Goes deep Tuesday
Ibanez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a solo home run, two runs scored and two total RBI in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to the Reds.
Ibanez was bumped up to the No. 2 spot in the order and responded with a good game, which included his 11th home run of the season. The utility player has now batted second on 10 occasions this year, though he's primarily been lower in the order, most frequently appearing in the No. 8 spot. Ibanez may stay put for the time being after the strong effort, however.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Homers, drives in three Thursday
Ibanez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 10-3 win over the Yankees.
Ibanez drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then plated two more with a home run in the eighth, his 10th long ball of the season. The utility player came into 2023 with just eight total home runs at the MLB level across two seasons, so the double-digit output has been a bit of a surprise.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Returns to bench Monday
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees.
Ibanez started at second base in four of the past five games, but he'll turn the keystone over to Zach McKinstry while the Tigers open up a four-game set with the Yankees. The 30-year-old began his recent run of starts with a two-homer, four-RBI effort in last Tuesday's win over the Cubs, but he went 2-for-12 over his subsequent three contests. Ibanez still looks like a part-time player in the Detroit infield rather than a mainstay in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Goes deep twice Tuesday
Ibanez went 2-for-3 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Monday's 8-6 win over the Cubs.
Ibanez had gone deep just once since the beginning of July, so the two-homer game came out of nowhere. The utility player now has nine home runs on the season, surpassing the seven he hit back in 2021. Ibanez also set a new career high by reaching 26 RBI on Monday, as he had 25 during that 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Sits in third straight game
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Ibanez appears to have lost hold of a regular spot in the Detroit lineup, as he finds himself on the bench versus a right-handed starting pitcher (Bailey Ober) for the third straight game. Zach McKinstry will get the starting nod at second base Wednesday, and both he and Nick Maton appear to have the edge over Ibanez for playing time at the keystone at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Goes to bench Monday
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.
Nick Maton will get the starting nod at second base in the series opener versus Minnesota, but Ibanez manned the keystone for each of the previous three games and appears to be Detroit's preferred option at the position. Ibanez closed the weekend series with the Rays with a pair of two-hit games and is now batting .288 since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Late add to lineup
Ibanez was a late addition to Saturday's lineup against the Rays, batting sixth and manning second base.
Javier Baez (undisclosed) was scratched, so Ibanez enters at second base and Zack Short slides to shortstop. This will be Ibanez's second start against a righty since July 24.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Sitting Saturday
Ibanez is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rays.
Ibanez is a part-time player for the Tigers, with three of his last four starts coming against left-handed pitchers. He heads to the bench with Aaron Civale on the mound for the Rays. Matt Vierling shifts to third base, allowing Miguel Cabrera to start at designated hitter while Kerry Carpenter mans right field.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: On bench Wednesday
Ibanez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh.
Ibanez's hold on a near-everyday role appears to be slipping, as he'll now hit the bench for the fifth time in eight games. Nick Maton will get the nod at the keystone Wednesday, and the Tigers may continue to take a committee approach to second base until one player separates himself from the other as the best option. Ibanez has produced an underwhelming .660 OPS since the beginning of July.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Not starting Saturday
Ibanez isn't in the Tigers' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.
Ibanez is 4-for-17 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored across his last five games and will get a day off Saturday. Nick Maton will take over at second base and bat seventh while Ibanez rests.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Taking seat in first contest
Ibanez is absent from the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Angels.
Ibanez had started seven of the last nine at second base, but he'll yield to Zack Short for this one. He figures to be in the lineup for the second contest.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Goes deep Sunday
Ibanez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Padres.
Ibanez and Spencer Torkelson each went deep to power the Tigers to the victory. It was Ibanez's seventh home run of the season and first so far in July. The utility player has flashed on occasion this year, though he hasn't been an elite offensive option with a .685 OPS across 67 games. Ibanez should continue to move around the diamond for Detroit with only limited fantasy appeal at this point.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Gets breather Friday
Ibanez is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Padres.
Ibanez will take a seat after he started all four games of a series with Kansas City, going 4-for-12 with an RBI and a run scored over those contests. Nick Maton will draw the start at second base and bat seventh in the series opener with San Diego.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Heads to bench
Ibanez will sit Saturday against Toronto.
Ibanez spent nearly the whole first month of the season in the minors but has since gone on to earn an everyday role with the Tigers, starting 13 games in a row prior to Saturday's absence. That playing time helps his fantasy value in deeper leagues, but his .230/.265/.406 slash line doesn't give much confidence that he'll hold onto a similar role in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Homers in Friday's loss
Ibanez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Rockies.
Ibanez cut the deficit to three runs with his eighth-inning blast. The infielder has enjoyed a solid run to wrap up June, going 14-for-45 (.311) over his last 12 games. He's been seeing consistent playing time lately, primarily at second base but also in right field and at third base. For the season, Ibanez is slashing .239/.275/.423 with six homers, 17 RBI, 22 runs scored and no stolen bases over 171 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
|Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
|Bats/Throws: R, R