The Mets have signed 40-year-old outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract, the team announced Monday night.
The Mets signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract. He will report to Las Vegas.—
New York Mets (@Mets) March 31, 2014
Abreu, who last appeared in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, hit .244 with 2 RBI in 17 games with the Phillies during spring training. The Phillies announced he would not be on the Opening Day roster and Abreu was released one day later. Abreu originally played for the Phillies from 1998-2003. It was during that stint that he was named to the the 2004 All-Star team and reached his career-high batting average of .335 in 1999. He also won a Gold Glove in 2005.
The Venezuelan native has played for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers throughout his career.
Abreu will report to Las Vegas, where he will join the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate team, the Las Vegas 51s.
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