MLB Rumors: Cleveland Indians interested in Bobby Abreu?

June 20, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Bobby Abreu (23) returns to the dugout against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There was a time that Bobby Abreu was considered to be one of the premier outfielders in Major League Baseball.

Of course, that time was about a decade ago – but that hasn’t stopped Abreu from playing the game he loves nor has it stopped teams from having interest.

Abreu, who didn’t play during the 2013 season is looking to return to the MLB and the Cleveland Indians have been scouting him during his participation in Winter Ball:

Indians are very interested in signing OF Bobby Abreu. They have been monitoring him in winter ball and talking about deal with him.

At 39, the most the Indians would offer Abreu is a Spring Training invite but the career .292 hitter is still a valuable asset despite his declining skills.

Even during the 2012 season, Abreu held a very impressive .361 on base percentage and would likely prove to be a servicable bat off the Indians bench – especially given the little money it would take to sign him.

He would likely battle Jeff Francouer for a roster spot.

Topics: Bobby Abreu, Cleveland Indians

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  • Nc browns fan

    Too old don’t touch him

  • Gary

    He was good in his prime. That was years ago. Tribe wants to sign him to keep Giambi company on the bench?

    • Nc browns fan

      You hit the nail on the head Gary.

  • Gary

    What is the Indians fetish with “old” guys?

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