Originally written on CBSSports  |  Last updated 2/21/12

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 09: Bobby Abreu #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim speaks to the media before Game Two of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Angel Stadium on October 9, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) - When the Los Angeles Angels acquired Albert Pujols, it set off a chain reaction throughout Orange County and put everyone on the team on notice that the direction was changing a little. However, it also meant that some players were going to be left out. With Pujols taking over at first base, Mark Trumbo moving to third base, Albert Callaspo platooning with him and Kendrys Morales attempting to make a comeback to become the designated hitter, which means Bobby Abreu, is left with no spot in the lineup. On Tuesday, Abreu voiced his displeasure with the situation as he reportedly told an ESPNdeportedLos Angeles.com reporter that he would rather be traded than be on the bench. “I’m an everyday player, I can still be in the lineup for a major league team,” Abreu said by phone from Venezuela. Abreu will be turning 38 in March and the Angels are not guaranteeing him that he will be a starter due to the sudden crowded playing field aided by Pujols arrival. The Angels wou...
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