The Angels and Bobby Abreu are closing in on a one year deal, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. The deal is expected to be done by Spring Training, meaning Abreu will be able to suit up as an Angel. Abreu drew interest from the Cubs, Mets, Braves, and Dodgers, with the Angels toying with the idea along the way. They jumped in late last week and were able to get a deal worked out quickly, a specialty of Angels GM Tony Reagins.
Abreu is still athletic and should be able to contribute, but already have four other outfielders. Manager Mike Scoscia is very flexible and could move Rivera to play some first base with Kendry Morales. More importantly, Abreu gives the Angels a solid lefty bat in the lineup.
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