Veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu, released by the Angels last week, likely won’t be unemployed long, and he might not even have to leave Los Angeles. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Abreu has multiple suitors and the Dodgers appear to be the frontrunner to sign the 38-year-old Venezuelan.
The fact that it’s an N.L. team that is in serious talks with him is interesting, as he has been relegated to DH duty of late so it seems an A.L. team would be a better fit. But, with a career on-base percentage of .397, Abreu’s offensive skills should be able to help any ballclub.
The team that signs him will likely pick him up on a one-year deal at the major league minimum. The Angels will be responsible for the $9 million that was on his guaranteed contract when they released him.