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Dodgers designate Abreu for assingment

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The Dodgers designated veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment on Wednesday.

Abreu, 38, was signed May 4 after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels released Abreu to make room for American League MVP candidate Mike Trout.

The Dodgers have 10 days to trade or release Abreu. They needed to create a roster spot Wednesday to add outfielder Shane Victorino, acquired Tuesday from the Phillies.

Abreu hit .178 in 37 games with the Dodgers.

Victorino replaced Abreu as the Phillies' regular right fielder in 2006 following the trade that sent Abreu to the New York Yankees.

Abreu first played in the big leagues in 1996 as a 22-year-old outfielder with the Houston Astros. In 17 seasons, he also played for the Phillies, Yankees, Angels and Dodgers and has a career .292 batting average and .396 on-base percentage.

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