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Dodgers recall Bobby Abreu from Triple-A

Sep 3, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Bobby Abreu was released by the Angels in late April and then designated for assignment and demoted to Triple-A by the Dodgers on August 1, but the veteran outfielder is back in the majors.

As part of rosters expanding on September 1 the Dodgers have recalled Abreu from Triple-A, where the 38-year-old went 6-for-17 (.353) in his first minor league action since 1997.

He’ll be used as a bat off the bench, which is likely the best fit for Abreu’s diminished but still useful skill set at this point. In a total of 237 plate appearances between the Angels and Dodgers he got on base at a .346 clip and drew 32 walks to provide value despite a low batting average and little power.

  1. jarathen - Sep 3, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    It’s like some sort of weird anti-Chipper career drawdown. Tour the league and rake with the best of them, or find yourself released and optioned while trying to play the bench?

  2. humanexcrement - Sep 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Two things:

    1. Is it me or are there a lot more players accepting AAA assignments these days?

    and

    2. Even if the guy does nothing but take walks anymore, that could be useful in the right situation. Bases loaded, down by one, late innings against some expanded roster reliever, there’s a really good chance he ties that game for you.

    • humanexcrement - Sep 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

      btw, I mean a lot more recognizable, even all-star level players accepting AAA assignments.

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