Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Abreu experiment over; former RF does not make 25-man roster

Bobby Abreu, who starred here from 1998 to 2006, will not make the club's 25-man roster as the Phillies prepare to head north.

"Bobby Abreu is still with the Phillies organization and he is currently weighing his options," said Phils GM Ruben Amaro following a 1-0 Grapefruit League home loss to the Detroit Tigers, a game in which Abreu had noticeable trouble while playing right field.

The 39-year-old Venezuelan was signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training back on January 21.

Abreu batted .322 with a .416 on-base percentage, 16 extra-base hits and 28 RBI in 50 games with Leones
del  Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League in 2013, including a .395 average with runners in scoring position.

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