Bobby Abreu, veteran Major League Baseball player Angel’s, may be traded from the Los Angeles Angels to the Cleveland Indians. Neither club has commented on the matter, but sources say that a deal is in the works. The unnamed source reported the possible trade to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas on Thursday evening.
Abreu, who has also played with the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies, has been playing major league ball since 1998. He is set to take over the Angel’s designated hitter role and reportedly said of the ordeal that he would prefer to be traded, instead of not being able to play every day.
Over his 16 year career, Bobby Abreu has made 2,384 hits and 554 doubles. He reportedly grumbled about his diminishing roll with the team before spring training even began. When camp started, the Angels told him he would bet about 400 at-bats this season, however with the improvement of hot shot Kendrys Morales, that promise may not come through.
If a deal goes through, the Angels are still expected to pay most, it not all, of Abreu’s salary this season. His current salary is $9 million. Rumor has it that he may be trading places with 28-year-old outfielder Trevor Crowe, who was unexpectedly pulled from a minor league game today.
Crowe, who missed most of the 2011 season due to shoulder and elbow injuries, has been batting .385 so far. He was also a first-round draft pick in 2005, but he has only played 205 games with the Indians so far.
If they do decide to trade Bobby Abreu, the Angels may have a good player in his possible replacement, Trevor Crowe.