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Bobby Abreu | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/11/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Bobby Abreu went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Bartolo Colon took charge on the mound while Abreu did the heavy lifting for the offense. What youth movement? Abreu had RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings and managed his first four-hit game since May 30, 2011. The 40-year-old has proven to be an excellent addition for New York, batting .319/.386/.472 across 39 games. Jun 14 - 1:21 AM

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Bobby Abreu went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Phillies.

The stolen base was the 400th of his career. Abreu is now just one of four players in major league history to reach 200 home runs, 1,200 walks, and 400 stolen bases, joining Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, and Joe Morgan. Pretty impressive company. The 40-year-old has been a nice find for the Mets so far, putting up a .304/.389/.478 batting line through 55 plate appearances.
May 31 - 1:09 AM

Bobby Abreu, getting another rare start, went 1-for-2 with two walks in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

Manager Terry Collins overlooked Abreu's defensive shortcomings, trying to infuse some on-base skills into the lineup. Though Abreu reached base three times, the Mets could never get him home. Whether in the starting lineup or coming off of the bench, Abreu has met expectations thus far, slashing .240/.333/.440 in 30 plate appearances.
May 16 - 10:24 PM

Bobby Abreu is starting in right field for the Mets in Thursday's series-finale against the Cardinals.

Curtis Granderson will take a seat. It's the first major league start for Abreu since July 25, 2012.
Apr 24 - 10:04 AM

Mets purchased the contract of OF Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Abreu, 40, hasn't been in the big leagues since 2012, but he has been performing well for Las Vegas to start the season. Over 45 plate appearances, Abreu slashed .395/.489/.579 with more walks than strikeouts, seven to five. The Mets optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas to make room for Abreu on the roster.
Apr 21 - 2:52 PM

The Mets are expected to recall Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

The 40-year-old outfielder has been ripping the cover off the ball in the minor leagues, hitting .395 with a homer and nine RBI in his first 15 games. It's unclear how he'll be used, but he remains an intriguing option for NL-only leagues.
Apr 20 - 7:04 PM

Mets signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract.

Abreu was cut loose by the Phillies this spring even though he hit .244/.404/.366, as they were concerned he wouldn't be able to play defense. He'll report to Triple-A Las Vegas and could be an option for the Mets' bench at some point, but the 40-year-old isn't going to see much playing time if promoted.
Mar 31 - 7:43 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Mets are considering signing free agent Bobby Abreu.

It would be a minor league contract and Abreu would likely head to Triple-A Las Vegas to start the season. The 40-year-old hit well this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the Phillies cut ties with him at the end of camp because of his struggles on defense. He's no longer a reliable corner outfielder.
Mar 31 - 8:02 AM

Phillies released OF Bobby Abreu.

Abreu hit pretty well this spring in the Grapefruit League, but he's no longer a competent outfielder at age 40 and the Phillies didn't want to limit their bench versatility. Abreu will likely try to land with an American League team. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2012 season.
Mar 27 - 10:53 AM

Bobby Abreu did not make the Phillies' Opening Day roster.

That announcement was made on Wednesday in camp. Abreu hit well this spring, but the 40-year-old outfielder looked stiff on defense and the Phillies can't afford to carry too many one-dimensional bench players. He is far better suited for an American League roster.
Mar 26 - 5:10 PM

Bobby Abreu has agreed to move his opt-out date to Sunday.

Abreu's opt-out date was originally Wednesday, but he has missed the last two days and with shoulder soreness and the Phillies want to get a longer look at him. The 40-year-old is hitting .257 (9-for-35) with nine walks and an .822 OPS in 15 games this spring.
Mar 25 - 3:52 PM

Bobby Abreu was held out of batting practice on Monday due to soreness in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

Abreu hasn't seen much action in the outfield over the past week and the Phillies have to make a decision soon about whether they want him on their Opening Day roster. The 40-year-old outfielder batted just .242/.350/.342 in 2012 for the Angels and Dodgers and did not play any sort of affiliated ball in 2013.
Mar 24 - 10:00 AM

Bobby Abreu went 3-for-4 with a double and threw out a runner at home in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Even at 40, Abreu still shows a nice arm in the outfield. He's not hitting too badly, either; he upped his average to .284 today and he has nine walks in 32 at-bats.
Mar 20 - 4:50 PM

Bobby Abreu is just 2-for-18 this spring after going 0-for-3 against the Twins on Sunday.

Abreu has walked five times, but he's going to have to hit for average and power to have a chance of making the Phillies. It's not looking good right now.
Mar 9 - 4:20 PM

Phillies signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Abreu will receive a salary of $800,000 if he makes the Phillies. Entering his age-40 season, Abreu probably would have been better off in the American League, but the Phillies will give him a chance to win a job as a left-handed bench bat. He previously played with Philadelphia from 1997-2006.
Jan 21 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Daisuke Matsuzaka
7Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Bobby Parnell