Friday, May 4, 2012

Dodgers Sign Bobby Abreu; Justin Sellers optioned to Triple-A

From the Dodgers:

The Dodgers have agreed to terms with Bobby Abreu, and he will be activated for Friday's game against the Cubs, with infielder Justin Sellers optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster.

Abreu, 38, is a two-time All-Star and one-time Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award winner from his younger days. More recently, however, the Angels released him to make room for top prospect Mike Trout last week, one month into the third and final year of a $27 million deal, so the Dodgers get him for the pro-rated minimum salary. A .293 career hitter, Abreu was at .208 when cut.
Abreu drove in 103 runs in 2009 and slugged 20 homers in '10, when his average dropped 38 points to .255. But last year his eight homers were the lowest since he became an everyday player in 1998.

Abreu lost his outfield job with the Angels last year, making 108 appearances as a designated hitter. He did steal 21 bases last year.

True to the Blue!

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