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Phillies Sign Bobby Abreu

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: The Philadelphia Phillies' Bobby Abreu sits on 2nd base after being called out on a steal attempt in the 7th inning of the game against the Houston Astros 21 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA. Phillies manager Larry Bowa argued the call by 2nd base umpire Dan Iassogna and was ejected from the game. AFP PHOTO/ TOM MIHALEK (Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bobby Abreu sits on 2nd base after being called out on a steal attempt in the 7th inning of the game against the Houston Astros 21 August 2001 in Philadelphia, PA. Phillies manager Larry Bowa argued the call by 2nd base umpire Dan Iassogna and was ejected from the game. AFP PHOTO/ TOM MIHALEK (Photo credit should read TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies are bringing back an familiar face.

The Phillies announced Tuesday they have signed outfielder Bobby Abreu. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the minor league deal is worth $800,000.

“We’re looking at all the left-handed bats still out there and he’s one of them,” Ruben Amaro told CSN’s Salisbury. “Bobby has had a nice winter season. We have decent reports on him.”

Abreu, 39 years old, was never a fan favorite in his time with the Phillies. In his nine seasons with the team, he hit .303 with 195 home runs and a .928 OPS. Abreu was traded to the Yankees in 2006.

Abreu did not play in MLB in 2013, and spent time with the Dodgers and Angels in 2012, when he hit .246 with three home runs.