Not a big surprise here that Raul Ibanez was named as the Mariners’nominee for baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award. The honor is given to a player that best represents Clemente’s value of helping others. Each of the 30 teams has a nominee for the award. Ibanez was also the Seattle’s nominee for the Branch Rickey Award. Ibanez’s extensive work with a series of charities made him the Mariners’ nomination.
The press release is below