Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Mets News: Mets DFA Bobby Abreu, Send Up Kirk Nieuwenhuis
In case you missed it...... The Mets designated Bobby Abreu for assignment after Monday's 4-3 series-ending loss to the Giants. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is due to join the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Abreu, 40, said he hopes to continue his major-league career. Regardless, he plans to play winter ball again in Venezuela beginning in October, so he's not finished as a player.
I want to keep playing. I love this game," Abreu said. "I have to just see if there's going to be any offers or something."
He expressed gratitude to the Mets for reviving his career after being out of baseball in 2013.
"It was a big step for me, to be out one year and make a comeback this year," Abreu said. "To hear this news right now, it's not going to put me down. I'm just going to stay with my head up. I'm going to keep working hard and see if there's any news. All I can say is when you want it, just go out there and work hard and stay positive and good things are going to come up."
Abreu also spoke about being a positive influence on Wilmer Flores, Ruben Tejada and Juan Lagares. He indicated he would like to be a hitting coach someday. "I'd like to see if I can pass all the stuff that I know to these guys," he said about coaching.