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THE ANGELS DO NOT LIKE BOB ABREU REQUIRING DAILY PLAY
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:46 PM EST

If the Los Angeles Angels don’t have a position for Bobby Abreu as an every-day player, then they should trade him someplace else prior to the start of the season, Abreu said. Football spreads

“I’m an every-day player. I can still be in the lineup for a Major league team,” claimed Abreu from his native Venezuela. “I won’t be on the bench knowing that I’ll play.

“If the L.A Angels do not have a position for me, then the nicest thing is to trade me. It would be the proper (thing) to do. I won’t be well placed to do nothing sitting in the bench.”

Angels managing director Jerry Dipoto claimed that he didn’t “have a ton of reaction” to Abreu’s allegations. Football odds

“It’s not something Bobby approached me about,” Dipoto asserted. “It’s not an issue he’s driven through (manager) Mike Scioscia. At about that point, it’s a conversation between Bobby and a 3rd party.”

He added: “I have spoken to Bobby and his agent, Peter Greenberg. Mike (Scioscia) has talked to Bobby. It is not a foregone conclusion he is going to be on the bench. Let’s rap about the issue of Bobby as a bench player if, at the end of camp, Bobby’s on the bench. I might be stunned if there is a player at the professional level who doesn’t wish to play.”

Abreu, 37 year old, is thought of as one of the most comprehensive players in the majors in the last 20 years. But last season he was pulled from the outfield and used almost solely as a chosen hitter by Scioscia.

Afterwards spring training opened for L.A Angels catchers and pitchers in Tempe, Scioscia recounted that Kendrys Morales would be the DH and cleanup hitter and that Mark Trumbo could also have some time in that position.

With the outfield all set with Vernon Wells, Torii Hunter and Peter Bourjos, Abreu’s probable role would be as an occasional player and pinch hitter.

The Angeles tried to trade the Venezuelan-born player during the offseason. Most latterly, some reports related the Angels attempted to send Abreu to the New york Yankees for A.J. Burnett, but that did not happen when the right-handed pitcher denied the trade that would have sent him to the West Coast.

Scioscia expounded on Monday that he talked with Abreu last month to chat about his role in the team.

“I talked to Bobby, and he told me that he desires to play every day, but he comprehends the ability in this team to win and he recognizes the circumstance,” said Scioscia.

Abreu said: “Yes, I spoke with Scioscia, but the dialogue had nothing to do concerning me being a bench player. He told me I am going to start one day in the left field, another in right and another as a designated hitter.”

“We are on the very same page in the sense that we two need the team to compete and go far into the playoffs, but we never reached a deal in regards to me becoming a bench player,” he said.

Abreu, who will receive $9 million in the approaching season, has a career batting average of .293 with 284 home runs, 393 steals and 1,325 RBIs in 16 seasons with Houston Astros, Philadelphia, the N.Y Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season he batted .253 with 8 home runs, twenty-one stolen bases and 60 RBIs.

“I wish to play, and I think I can support this club. But if there isn’t any spot for me, then I would prefer to play somewhere different,” said the left-handed hitter and two times All-Star.


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