Monday, April 21, 2014
Andrew Brown was shipped to Triple-A Las Vegas before Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, clearing the roster spot for the promotion of Bobby Abreu.
Brown was hitting .185 with one homer and five RBIs in 27 at-bats.
The Mets have called up veteran Bobby Abreu from Triple-A after Sunday’s 14-inning 4-3 win over the Braves.
He is expected to join the team before Monday night’s series opener with the Cardinals at Citi Field. No corresponding move was announced.
Abreu signed a minor-league deal with the Mets this spring after being released by the Phillies. His contract has an opt-out if he was not called up to the majors by April 30.
In 15 games with Las Vegas, Abreu was hitting .395 with four doubles, a home run and nine RBI.
The 40-year old rightfielder last played in the majors in 2012, hitting .242 in stints with the Angels and Dodgers.
Over the winter, Abreu played for Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens in Venezuela. Hudgens said in the spring that Abreu’s hitting style fits in well with the Mets philosophical approach. He also felt he would be a good role model for the younger Mets hitters..
In 17 years in the majors, Abreu is a two-time All Star who is a career .292 hitter with 287 home runs and 1,349 RBI, though he hasn’t hit over .255 in four years.
Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 11, EL PASO 4: Bobby Abreu made his last Triple-A appearance a good one, hitting his first home run of the season. The Mets announced after the game that Abreu will join the big-league team Monday. Abreu's home run was part of a six-run fifth inning for the 51s. Second baseman Danny Muno also homered in the fifth inning, one of his four hits on the day. Right-hander Jacob deGrom got credit for the win, pitching five innings and allowing three runs. DeGrom's consecutive scoreless innings streak ended at 14 2/3 when El Paso scored three times in the top of the fifth. Zack Thornton, acquired for Ike Davis, made his 51s debut. He allowed one run in two innings, on a homer by Kyle Blanks. Jeff Francoeur pitched the eighth inning for El Paso, tossing a no-hit frame. Box
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The New York Mets have officially signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract. Abreu 40, was released from the Phillies. He will report to Triple-A Vegas.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Bobby Abreu, who has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, nearly chose the Mets instead, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.
The lefty-hitting Abreu, 39, went unsigned last year and did not play in 2013.
He hit a combined .242 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 100 games with the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012.
"Bob Abreu was close to signing with the Mets, but still has good relations and a house in Philadelphia," Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who is managing in Caracas this winter, told Venezuelan media.