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.