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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2012 06:47 pm
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lobo316 wrote: The Los Angeles Dodgers are in talks with veteran Bobby Abreu regarding a role as pinch hitter and part-time outfielder, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The Angels released Abreu on Friday after the 38-year-old journeyman got off to a painfully slow start in limited at-bats.

Because the Angels cut him, the Dodgers would only have to pay Abreu a prorated version of the veteran's minimum.

Abreu had gotten just 24 at-bats in the first three weeks and was batting .208. The Angels thought they had come close to trading Abreu twice, first to the New York Yankees and then to the Cleveland Indians. Abreu grumbled publicly a couple of times about his limited role.

Abreu signed with the Angels before the 2009 season. He appeared in 456 games for them and batted .267 with 43 home runs and 246 RBIs. The two-time All-Star is one of four players all-time with at least 500 doubles, 250 home runs and 350 stolen bases.

The Dodgers have gotten off to a surprising 17-8 start that has them in first place in the NL West. The team's new owners, led by Magic Johnson, officially took hold of the organization Wednesday.



CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu, one week after the Angels cut the slumping outfielder.

Abreu hit .208 in 24 at-bats before the last-place Angels let him go last Friday. He didn't have to go very far to find another job, opting for a reserve role with the NL West-leading Dodgers.

The 38-year-old Abreu is in the last season of a $27 million, three-year contract and is due $9 million this year. He is a career .293 hitter with 284 homers, 1,330 RBIs and 393 stolen bases. He previously played for Houston, Philadelphia and the New York Yankees.

Infielder Justin Sellers was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster.

Last edited on Fri May 4th, 2012 07:08 pm by lobo316