Angels Cut Ties with Abreu

by Matthew on April 28, 2012

After a dismal 6-14 start to the 2012 season, including five straight loses, the Anaheim Angels finally decided to mix things up, and announced that they have release DH/OF Bobby Abreu.

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The 38-year old Abreu was batting just .208 in 25 plate appearances so far this season, and since the Halos are already dealing with a surplus of corner infielders and designated hitters, decided it was time to cut ties with Abreu who they had already tried trading in the offseason.

First to the New York Yankees and then to the Cleveland Indians.

Not to mention that Abreu publicly stated a couple of times that he was unhappy about his limited role with the club.

Anaheim will stay have to pay his $9 million salary this season.

Abreu signed with the Angels before the 2009 season, and had appeared in 456 games while batting .267 with 43 home runs and 246 RBIs before his departure.

The two-time All-Star is one of four players all-time with at least 500 doubles, 250 home runs and 350 stolen bases and should have no problems finding a new home very quickly.

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