Raul Ibanez withdraws from Rays’ manager search due to personal reasons

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Raul Ibanez, who was one of three finalists for the Rays’ managerial opening, has withdrawn his name from the running due to undisclosed “family considerations.”

That leaves Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the two remaining finalists, assuming the Rays don’t add another name to the mix to replace Ibanez.

Ibanez hasn’t officially announced his retirement as a player yet, but hit just .167 in 90 games for the Angels and Royals this year at age 42.