Free agent outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Abreu
continues to look for his next contract, and the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay
Rays are “a couple possibilities” to sign the veteran slugger, according to Jon
Heyman of CBS Sports.
#marlins & #rays are a couple possibilities for @bobkellyabreu. hopes to enhance possible hall-of-fame resume.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 1, 2013
Earlier this winter Abreu expressed interest in signing with
the Marlins, while Heyman lists the Rays as another potential fit. The connection
is largely due to Abreu residing in Miami and his desire to play close to home.
Abreu spent last season with the Los Angeles Angels and
Dodgers, hitting a combined .242/.350/.342 with 11 doubles and three home runs.
He continues to get on base at a better-than-average clip, but his power has
been all but sapped based on his recent slugging percentages.
Abreu is hoping to pad his Hall of Fame resume, according to
Heyman. Over 17 seasons at the major league level the 38-year-old has hit
.292/.396/.477 with 565 doubles, 287 home runs and 1,349 RBI.
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