Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Where the Ex-Phillies Are - A.L. West

2001 Stadium Club
Lone Star Signatures #LS6
And this concludes my look at the ex-Phillies scattered throughout the Grapefuit and Cactus Leagues this spring.

Bobby Abreu enters his fourth spring with the Angels as a man without a position as a direct result of the Angels signing Albert Pujols.  Pujols will play first which shifts Mark Trumbo to DH and leaves Abreu as the back-up DH or the team's fifth outfielder.  There might not be many regular at-bats to be had for Abreu and the reports are that both parties would prefer to part ways.

Abreu was almost part of a three-way deal this spring that would have landed him back in the Bronx and added A.J. Burnett to the Phillies pitching rotation, but it was not to be.

Los Angeles Angels
Outfielder Bobby Abreu (1998-2006)

Oakland Athletics
Pitcher Fabio Castro* (2006-2007), Outfielder Brandon Moss* (2011)

Seattle Mariners
Catching Coordinator John Stearns (1974), Pitcher Kevin Millwood* (2003-2004)

Texas Rangers
Pitching Coach Mike Maddux (1986-1989), Hitting Coordinator Randy Ready (1989-1991; 1994-1995)

*Non-Roster Invitee

Where the Ex-Phillies Are

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

on Abreu:

During one of Terry Francoma's seasons at the helm, he "rested" several regulars on OPENING DAY, including Bobby Abreu.

Abreu didn't have enough pride/ambition to say "No, it's opening day - I'M PLAYING".