Bobby Abreu back with Philadelphia Phillies on minor league deal

Discussion in 'Baseball Talk' started by Sportsguy, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu has returned from a yearlong baseball hiatus, signing a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced Tuesday.

    Abreu will make $800,000 if he makes the Phillies roster out of spring training, a baseball source told

    Abreu, who turns 40 in March, is a two-time All-Star with 2,437 career hits, 287 homers and 399 stolen bases in 17 seasons with the Phillies, Angels, Astros, Yankees and Dodgers. He played with the Phillies from 1998 to 2006 before being dealt to the Yankees at the trade deadline in 2006.

    He ranks 23rd on MLB's career list with 565 doubles and is 22nd in walks with 1,456. Abreu needs 13 home runs and one stolen base to join Barry and Bobby Bonds as the only players in MLB history with 300 homers and 400 steals.

    Abreu last played in the majors with the Dodgers in 2012. After failing to land a big league contract in 2013, he took the year off to tend to his business interests in his native Venezuela and prepare for a comeback.

    Source: ESPN
  2. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Classic Amaro move.
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  3. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Anything but the pinstripes. Abreu was and will be a Philly.
  4. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    It's BEYOND classic...whatever that might be. When do they suit up Steve Carlton?
  5. DanielBurch

    DanielBurch 2nd String

    It's too bad they dont have the DH slot to hide him in because thats what he is these days
  6. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    Is Abreu's biggest career achievement the 2005 HR derby?
  7. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    he's nothing more then a left handed bat of the bench. he'll be lucky to play 20 games in the field.

    IF he even makes the squad.