US PresswireOutfielder/DH Bobby Abreu has played for four teams since entering the big leagues back in 1996: the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels. Now the 37-year-old may be looking for a new team.
Abreu told ESPN Deportes Tuesday that he would like to be traded if he isn't going to be an everyday player, according to the Los Angeles Times; "I'm an everyday player; I can still be in the lineup for a major-league team," Abreu said, the Times reports. "I will not be on the bench knowing that I can play. If the Angels don't have a position for me, then the best thing is to trade me."
The Angels, though, want Abreu to be insurance "in case Kendrys Morales doesn't return from a broken left ankle and Mark Trumbo is slow to return from a stress fracture in his right foot," the Times reports.
The Angels' DH spot will mostly be filled by Morales and Trumbo while the outfield is filled up with Torii Hunter, Vernon Wells and Peter Bourjos.
Abreu batted .253 with eight homers and 60 RBIs last season for the Angels and is scheduled to make $9 million this year.