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Bobby Abreu Signs Minor-League Deal With Phillies, ESPN Reports

MLB Outfielder Bobby Abreu
Major League Baseball outfielder Bobby Abreu has a .292 batting average over his 17-year career and ranks 23rd in MLB history with 565 doubles. Photographer: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Bobby Abreu, a two-time All-Star outfielder who spent 8 1/2 Major League Baseball seasons in Philadelphia before joining the New York Yankees, has signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies, ESPN reports.

Abreu received an invitation to the Phillies’ spring training camp, ESPN said, citing an unidentified person familiar with the negotiations. Abreu, who turns 40 in March, didn’t play in the major leagues last season.

Abreu has career .292 batting average over his 17-year career and ranks 23rd in MLB history with 565 doubles. He’s 13 home runs and one stolen base shy of joining Barry and Bobby Bonds as the only major-leaguers with 300 or more career homers and 400 or more stolen bases.

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