Abreu finally coming off the market?

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels and Bobby Abreu could come to an agreement soon on a one-year contract.

Bobby AbreuThe Angels, in dire need of a power boost from the left side, have expressed serious interest in Bobby Abreu and are expected to sign the free-agent outfielder to a one-year deal by the start of spring training Saturday.

Abreu, who turns 35 on March 11, is scheduled to undergo a physical in Southern California today, according to a source who is familiar with negotiations but not authorized to discuss them publicly.
“Several teams have expressed interest, and the Angels are definitely high on Bobby’s list. It’s a good city, a winning team, and he has some friends over there.”

Abreu, primarily a right fielder and designated hitter, would fill the role of departed free agent Garret Anderson in an outfield/DH rotation that includes Vladimir Guerrero, Torii Hunter and Juan Rivera, who all bat right-handed.

Although I’m surprised that not more NL teams have emerged for Abreu’s services, this would be a nice pick up for the Halos. Abreu is getting long in the tooth, but the guy can hit and he still offers a little speed on the base paths. It’s a low-risk move by the Angels to sign him to a one-year deal.

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