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  1. Bobby Abreu, Freddy Garcia would love to play for the Marlins

    Jan 21, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, Billy Beane identified slow, defensively-challenged sluggers to take advantage of an inefficiency in the player market. I’m assuming this news means that aging, almost-shot veterans view the Miami Marlins as the new inefficiency in the employer market: The Marlins are hearing from agents from several older veteran free agents…

  2. Bobby Abreu worked out for the Red Sox

    Dec 31, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu worked out for the Red Sox in Venezuela recently, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Speier also notes that they had Abreu do some reps at first base, where the 38-year-old has never played even an inning in 17 big-league seasons. Mike Napoli‘s three-year, $39 million deal with the Red Sox remains unsigned,…

  3. Ryan Klesko was better than you remember

    Dec 19, 2012, 10:11 PM EST

    Ryan Klesko outdoorsman

    The New York Post’s Ken Davidoff ran down every player on the Hall of Fame ballot in his column today, but this is all he had to say about Ryan Klesko: A name we remember from the ‘90s Braves run, but not for anything in particular he did. He was a solid outfielder. No. That’s…

  4. Dodgers lose, clinch postseason spot for Cardinals

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:51 AM EST

    Mark Ellis, Pablo Sandoval

    The Dodgers’ season is over, and one can only hope manager Don Mattingly learned a couple of lessons tonight. The Giants won 4-3 in L.A. on Tuesday night to end the Dodgers’ playoff hopes and clinch the second wild card for the Cardinals. St. Louis could have clinched with a win earlier in the evening,…

  5. Mike Trout becomes youngest member of 30/30 club

    Sep 30, 2012, 4:27 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    At the tender age of 21, Mike Trout became the youngest member of the 30 HR/30 SB club when he hit his 30th home run Sunday off the Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Trout’s 30-30 season is the 60th in major league history. 37 different players had combined on the previous 59. The youngest to do it…

  6. Behold: The slowest home run trot you’ll see this year

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Bobby Abreu hit a long home run last night against the Rockies and he took his sweet time to get around the bases. 31.56 seconds, in fact. According to Larry Granillo of Baseball Prospectus, it was the longest non-injury home run trot since he began logging them for Tater Trot Tracker in 2010. David Ortiz…

  7. Bobby Abreu accepts Dodgers’ assignment to Triple-A

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu is staying in the Dodgers organization after being designated for assignment last week, as Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the veteran outfielder cleared waivers and has accepted an assignment to Triple-A. Abreu was let go when the Dodgers acquired Shane Victorino from the Phillies to play left field and according to Crasnick…

  8. Angels haven’t talked contract extension with Zack Greinke

    Aug 2, 2012, 9:33 AM EST

    Zack Greinke

    Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin indicated that Zack Greinke wanted to test the open market as a free agent no matter what, which obviously played a big part in the Brewers trading him. However, now that he’s with the Angels there are already questions about whether Greinke might bypass free agency for a big-money deal.…

  9. Dodgers cut Bobby Abreu to make room for Shane Victorino

    Aug 1, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    Shane Victorino‘s arrival meant someone had to get the boot from the Dodgers’ roster today and they chose 38-year-old Bobby Abreu, designating him for assignment. Abreu signed with the Dodgers after being released by the Angels in late April and got off to a strong start while seeing regular action in left field, but he’s…

  10. Phillies send Shane Victorino to Dodgers for pair of pitchers

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:10 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals

    For the past week rumors have been swirling about the Phillies offering up Shane Victorino for bullpen help. They were reportedly turned down by the Reds for Logan Ondrusek, but today they found a taker and sent Victorino to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom, pitching prospect Ethan Martin, and a player to be named…

  11. All-Star Jay Bruce gives the Giants a walkoff win

    Jul 1, 2012, 8:16 PM EST

    Jay Bruce

    Jay Bruce must have forgotten he was playing in San Francisco. Thinking there was a wall where there was no wall, he gave Angel Pagan a game-winning double as the Giants beat the Reds 4-3 on Sunday. There were two outs in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth when Pagan hit a…

  12. The Dodgers will score another run this year. Probably.

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:40 PM EST

    Ivan De Jesus

    The Dodgers were shut out by the Giants in an entire series this week, becoming the first team since 2010 to go scoreless in three straight games. Worse, in the finale against San Francisco, they lost Andre Ethier to a strained oblique that will probably put him on the DL. It’s going to lead to…

  13. Timmy is back? Lincecum delivers best start of season

    Jun 27, 2012, 7:09 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum

    “Timmy was Timmy today.” At least, that’s what manager Bruce Bochy said after the two-time Cy Young Award winner shut out the Dodgers for seven innings and struck out eight in a 3-0 win. It was Lincecum’s first victory since April 28. He lowered his ERA from 6.07 to 5.60. Lincecum’s turnaround actually seemed to…

  14. Andre Ethier’s frightening most similar list

    Jun 12, 2012, 1:57 AM EST

    Dmitri Young welcomes you, Andre

    According to Baseball-Reference similarity scores, here are the 10 most comparable players to Andre Ethier through age 29: 1. Dmitri Young 2. Richie Zisk 3. Rondell White 4. Jacque Jones 5. Aubrey Huff 6. Bobby Higginson 7. Corey Hart 8. Ellis Valentine 9. Jim Edmonds 10. Tony Oliva Talk about a scary list. I’m not…

  15. Juan Rivera returns ahead of schedule from torn hamstring

    Jun 4, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera is off the disabled list and back on the Dodgers’ active roster just four weeks after tearing his hamstring, which was initially expected to be a two-month recovery timetable. To make room for Rivera’s return the Dodgers optioned Scott Van Slyke back to Triple-A after he went 6-for-31 (.194) with one homer in…

  16. Juan Rivera nearing return from torn hamstring

    May 30, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera was initially expected to miss two months with a torn hamstring suffered on May 9, but the Dodgers outfielder/first baseman is so far ahead of schedule in his recovery that he’s hoping to come off the disabled list this weekend. Rivera has already played two games on a minor-league rehab assignment and told…

  17. Juan Rivera ahead of schedule in return from torn hamstring

    May 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera was initially scheduled to miss two months with a ruptured hamstring, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the veteran outfielder/first baseman is “healing faster than expected.” Barring a setback Rivera could begin a minor-league rehab assignment shortly and Gurnick speculates that he might be cleared to come off the disabled list as…

  18. Bobby Abreu, washed up? Not for the Dodgers (so far)

    May 18, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

    Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu had the worst season of his career in 2011 and then went 5-for-24 (.208) in limited playing time early on this season, causing many to conclude that the 38-year-old was washed up and getting him released by the Angels. Abreu hooked on with the Dodgers two weeks ago, first as a part-time player…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 18, 2012, 5:58 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 7, Marlins 0: Brandon Beachy: the best pitcher you haven’t heard of. He shuts out the Marlins on five hits and ups his record to 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA. Giants 7, Cardinals 5: Bad Cardinal defense and a little more offense than usual gave the Giants some runs on a day when Matt…

  20. Banged-up Dodgers have a very ugly lineup tonight

    May 16, 2012, 3:47 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers batter Andre Ethier reacts in the dugout after he struck out against the New York Mets during their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    Matt Kemp, Juan Rivera, Juan Uribe, and Jerry Hairston Jr. are on the disabled list and A.J. Ellis, James Loney, Dee Gordon, and Mark Ellis are getting the night off, so the Dodgers’ lineup versus left-hander Clayton Richard and the Padres is really, really ugly: 1. Tony Gwynn Jr., CF 2. Elian Herrera, 2B 3.…

  21. Matt Kemp aggravates hammy, Andre Ethier gets ejected

    May 13, 2012, 6:18 PM EST

    Matt Kemp

    The Dodgers’ big guns left it to Bobby Abreu and A.J. Ellis to do the damage in an 11-5 win over the Rockies on Sunday. Matt Kemp left prior to the fourth inning after tweaking his sore left hamstring, and Andre Ethier was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a called strike three. Kemp…

  22. Juan Rivera could miss two months with hamstring injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:49 AM EST

    Juan Rivera Getty

    Get used to seeing Bobby Abreu in left field for the Dodgers. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Juan Rivera has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and could be sidelined for up to two months. The current plan calls for Rivera to be re-evaluated in two weeks, but surgery hasn’t…

  23. Dodgers turn to Bobby Abreu with Juan Rivera injured

    May 10, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Bobby Abreu was signed as a bench bat, but he may be in line for regular starts as the Dodgers left fielder thanks to Juan Rivera‘s hamstring injury. Rivera, who’s been splitting time between first base and left field, was placed on the disabled list after hitting just .247 with a .634 OPS in 25…

  24. Don Mattingly willingly takes the bat out of Matt Kemp’s hands

    May 9, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    Look, I’m not saying I would be a better manager than Don Mattingly. I know I wouldn’t be. I’d screw up every single double switch, I’d forget to warm up guys in the bullpen, I’d drop F-bombs on my local radio show and the first time my clubhouse got a little out of control I’d…

  25. The Dodgers and Bobby Abreu have reached a deal

    May 4, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    abreu getty

    Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu. Since he’s still being paid $9 million this year by Anaheim, I’ll assume this is a minimum dollars deal. If Abreu can flash some of his historically good on base ability, he could be a useful bench bat.  If, however, his current line of .208/.259/.333 is…

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