Los Angeles Angels slugger Bobby Abreu will be 38 in March, is owed $9 million next season, and is now slotted in as the team's part-time DH. He is also, Fox Sports reports, open to being traded.
With the addition of Albert Pujols and the return of Kendrys Morales, who hasn't played in a year and a half due to leg injuries, Abreu's playing time may be seriously diminished next season. Abreu "is not the type to demand a trade, but he would welcome one," sources tell Fox.
However, GM Jerry Dipoto told Fox that the team would like to keep the lefty around since its batting order is predominantly right-handed. "Right now, [Abreu] is a valuable asset," Dipoto said Monday, Fox reports. "I have a world of respect for Bobby. I want to make sure he's in a position to be productive. Right now, we have that ability."
Abreu, however, would like to "play every day, extend his career two or three more years, [and] enhance his Hall of Fame credentials," Fox's sources say.
Abreu has 2,384 hits, 284 homers and 393 stolen bases over his career. Last year, he batted .253 with eight homers, 30 doubles, and 21 stolen bases.
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