Feb 10, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT
There are a lot of guys in Anaheim who can play 1B/DH/corner outfield, and thus it’s kinda hard to see how many plate appearances Bobby Abreu is going to get. In light of that — and in light of the fact that he makes $9 million — the Angels would like to trade him. Jayson Stark reports that they’d accept a “middling prospect” for him.
Abreu hit .253/.353/.365 in 2011. The on base skills are still vaguely there, so if he was close to free I suppose someone could find a use for him. But given the near total lack of power and the near lack of defensive value I’m not sure anyone gives up even a mediocre minor leaguer for him, especially if they were expected to cover any significant part of that $9 million.
My guess: he finds himself in some sort of DH platoon in Anaheim at best. But, for the most part, spends his last year under contract as a really expensive pinch hitter.
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