Angels sign veteran OF Raul Ibanez to one-year deal

Veteran outfielder Raul Ibanez has agreed to a one-year deal

with the Los Angeles Angels.

The club announced the deal Friday.

The 41-year-old Ibanez batted .242 with 29 homers and 65 RBIs

for the Seattle Mariners last year. He hit his final homer of the

season at Angel Stadium on Sept. 21, tying Ted Williams’ record for

the most homers by a 40-and-over player.

Ibanez has 300 career homers and is seven hits shy of becoming

the 18th active major leaguer with 2,000 hits. He played his first

major league game with Seattle in 1996, also making stops with the

Royals, Phillies and Yankees between three stints with the

Mariners.