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UPDATE: The Phillies sign Bobby Abreu

Jan 21, 2014, 2:28 PM EST

UPDATE: It’s on. It’s on like Donkey Kong:

 

Who says you can’t go home again?

2:28 PMJim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports on a possible reunion of old friends:

The Phillies, still looking for a left-handed bat to come off the bench, are “sniffing around” on Bobby Abreu, multiple baseball sources tell CSNPhilly.com.

Abreu has not played in the bigs since 2012 — and he stunk then — but he’s been putting up big numbers this offseason in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .322 with three homers, 28 RBIs and a .877 OPS in 50 games. He’s probably worth a look in camp, especially considering all it will take is a minor league invite to get him to Clearwater.

  1. captrtp - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I guess Mike Schmidt and Dick Allen weren t available Amaro needs to go he is the worst Gm signing washed up old players what a waist

    • dinofrank60 - Jan 21, 2014 at 6:26 PM

      Allen and Schmidt may be worth taking a look; they can’t be any worse than Abreu.

  2. toodrunktotastethischicken - Jan 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    My inner 12 year old fan, is very happy.
    Me now, not so much.

  3. deepstblu - Jan 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    “You wanna watch Antiques Roadshow?” “I thought the Phillies had the night off.”

  4. ematusko - Jan 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Isn’t Abreu a little…….young for this team?

  5. nbjays - Jan 21, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Craig, I hope you are taking notes here. THIS is how you troll Phillies fans.

    Well played, Ruben… well played.

  6. dylanthom2013 - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    I want to watch at least one Phillies game just to see Abreu dribble a trail of piss as he goes from home to first on a walk.

  7. sawxalicious - Jan 22, 2014 at 4:01 AM

    Sometimes the jokes just write themselves….

  8. mkat33 - Jan 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I hear Ruben Amaro, Jr., is going to sign another utility infielder . . . Ruben Amaro, Sr.

  9. tvguy22 - Jan 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Sadly, this hardly increases the Phillies’ average age at all…

  10. Francisco (FC) - Jan 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    In other news Roy Halladay got an invitation by Philly to Spring Training.

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