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Raúl Ibañez is interested in managing when the time is right

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Just weeks after his last MLB appearance, former Phillie Raúl Ibañez was named a finalist for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial vacancy. Ibañez took his name out of the running due to family concerns. Six years later, Ibañez echoed the same sentiment in an interview with The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro.

Raul Ibanez spent three seasons with the Phillies. (Rich Kane/Icon Sportswire)

“My ongoing commitment right now has been to my family and being the best dad and husband that I can be and then trying to help the Dodgers as much as I can and make an impact any way that I can in [the Dodgers] organization,” Ibañez said.