17yr veteran Bobby Abreu was just released by the Angels so they could call up their top prospect Mike Trout.
With Abreu being available and realistically his new team will only be on the hook for a prorated portion of the league minimum, are the Reds a fit? The 38-year-old outfielder/DH was hitting just .208/.259/.333 in 27 plate appearances for Aneheim this season. Even though he doesn’t have power he once had, Abreu still offers one of the game’s best batting eyes and has stolen at least 20 bases every year since 1998. He could be a very nice bench player for the Reds, and a switch back to the national league could be just what he needs.