So you're looking out the window, watching cars freeze to the road, when
Bobby abreu is headed back the phillies after agreeing to deal— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 21, 2014
**'Brakes squealing' sound effect**
**You realize the sound actually came from out the window and wasn't just an audio metaphor indicating sudden shock**
The Phillies have reacquired Bobby Abreu, last seen in 2006 in the dugout, hugging his teammates after he was traded to the Yankees. The 39-year-old Abreu will receive $800,000 on his minor league deal, and compete for a lefty bench spot, which he could very well get. Upside on the 17-year vet is that he gets on base a bunch and hits a cool, timely dinger on occasion. His defense likely isn't improved.
Some fun bullet points:
- Ruben Amaro and Abreu were teammates in 1998.
- Abreu hit the first home run ever in Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies used 18 position players in 2004. Just five are still active in baseball. All five are Phillies property.— Matt Gelb (@magelb) January 21, 2014