NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Bobby Abreu #53 of the Los Angeles Angels follows through on a third inning RBI double against the New York Yankees of Anaheim on April 14, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Following another 9th inning loss, this time to the Cleveland Indians, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have released outfielder/designated hitter Bobby Abreu, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angles Times. This will mean the club has eaten essentially all of the $9 million owed to the veteran for a roster spot. The Angels did try to trade him a few times over the offseason, with the Yankees and Indians.
So, who's replacing Bobby Abreu on the MLB roster? No other than top prospect Mike Trout, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Don't worry Angels fans, manager Mike Scioscia said Trout "will play," now that he's on the major league team. This goes with what GM Jerry Dipoto said earlier - Mike Trout will be called up only if they can play him everyday.
This story went from about Bobby Abreu to Mike Trout in just a few seconds. Every baseball fan is excited for tomorrow, that's for sure. I know what I'm doing Saturday; watching Bryce Harper and Mike Trout play.