July 17, 2012 |
With Dee Gordon on the disabled list, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly has had to be creative with the leadoff spot, and Tuesday that meant penciling in 38-year-old Bobby Abreu at the top of the order for the fifth time this season. Abreu rejected the notion that his game needs to be reinvented now that his power numbers are at career lows (two home runs and 16 RBIs in 159 at-bats heading into Tuesday's game). “I feel fine,” said Abreu, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
March 22, 2012 |
Tempe, Ariz. -- Most established position players use spring training to get into "baseball shape," to find their timing and rhythm at the plate, while putting very little emphasis on results. Which is why Angels veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu, a 38-year-old entering his 16th big-league season, is not concerned about the .115 average (three for 26) he took into Thursday's exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals. "I just want to feel good with my swing, with my legs, with my body, and to make good contact," Abreu said.
February 22, 2012 |
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia says he does not believe that Bobby Abreu will be a distraction in training camp after the veteran outfielder told an ESPNdeportes.com reporter that he would prefer to be traded if he doesn't have an everyday role. "You don't get too many guys any more professional than Bobby, so I don't anticipate that being an issue," Scioscia said before Wednesday's workout, a day after Abreu made his comment. "I think if there are some issues, I'm sure that his agent will work through them with Jerry [Dipoto, Angels general manager]
April 28, 2012 |
CLEVELAND -- The Angels and Bobby Abreu parted ways Friday night when the 38-year-old outfielder was released following a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians, but Manager Mike Scioscia doesn't think the game has seen the last of the 17-year veteran. “I don't believe it's the end for Bobby,” Scioscia said Saturday. “One thing he really has is a passion for the game. If he gets in a situation where he can get some playing time and perform at a little higher level, by the time it's said and done, this guy is going to get Hall of Fame consideration.” Abreu, a native of Venezuela, is one of four players with at least 500 doubles, 250 home runs and 350 stolen bases.
March 5, 2012 |
Both of the Angels' big-ticket winter items will be in the lineup at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Monday when the Angels open Cactus League play against the Oakland Athletics at noon PST. Albert Pujols, who signed a 10-year, $240-million deal, will start at first base and bat third, and left-handerC.J. Wilson, who signed a five-year, $77.5-million deal, will be on the mound for a scheduled two-inning start. Bobby Abreu, who asked Manager Mike Scioscia to play five or six games a week in hopes of showing the Angels he was worthy of a full-time role or showcasing himself for a trade, was in the lineup as the designated hitter.
November 17, 2012 |
BOBBY ABREU , 38, outfield Final 2012 stats (as a Dodger): .246 batting average, three home runs, 19 RBI, six stolen bases, 35 walks, .361 on-base and .344 slugging percentages in 195 at-bats. Contract status: free agent. The good: In truth, he was pretty much what you hoped he would be. More, actually, early on. His numbers don't wow, but he was a what-have-we-got-to-lose pickup after the Angels - with their overstocked outfield - designated him for assignment.
April 26, 2010 |
Bobby Abreu is like trucks on the freeway. He is always there. He is as consistent as your neighbor's barking dog, only less noisy. He is a given. The Angels play a game, Abreu will be in right field. A day without No. 53 in the lineup is also known as a day off. Last season, Abreu played 150 games or more for the 12th consecutive season. The only others to have done that are Willie Mays, Billy Williams, Pete Rose and Cal Ripken. The only time Abreu would miss a day of work is for a death in the family.
March 29, 2012 |
Tempe, Ariz. -- The Angels are on the verge of trading disgruntled outfielder Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians, according to a CBSSports.com report. Peter Greenberg, the agent for the 38-year-old veteran, said Thursday night that he had not received confirmation from either club about a deal, and neither the Angels nor Indians would comment. Abreu's potential role with the Angels seemed to shrink with every weak ground ball and popup - he's hitting .087 (4 for 46) this spring - and every hit by Kendrys Morales, who is poised to take over the Angels' designated hitter role after missing 1 1/2 seasons because of a broken left ankle.
May 4, 2012 |
CHICAGO — Bobby Abreu had the opportunity to make a notable first impression with the Dodgers on Friday, but it wasn't to be. With the Dodgers trailing by two runs in the seventh inning, Abreu was the hitter with runners at first and third and two outs. But he took a called third strike. Then in the ninth, again with two outs, he had another chance to get the Dodgers even and hit the ball hard — but directly at the right-fielder. Before the game, the veteran outfielder said he was prepared for a part-time role with his new club and "just happy to be back" in the game.
August 14, 2010 |
Bobby Abreu has done more than give the Angels' offense a jolt since moving into the leadoff spot. The left fielder has also revitalized a season in which his numbers have uncharacteristically sagged, his .263 batting average and .356 on-base percentage before Saturday putting him on pace for career lows in a full season. "It's not the right numbers that you want," Abreu said. "But still, there are more games to come and the [batting] average is starting to get higher a little bit. " Abreu's numbers are certainly on the uptick since Manager Mike Scioscia moved him atop the batting order; he was hitting .370 with four walks, three doubles, two homers and six runs batted in in his first 27 at-bats since the change.