Angels release Bobby Abreu

ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels Friday announced that Bobby Abreu has been released from the club’s Major League roster. Tonight’s transaction was made by club General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

 

            Abreu, 38, entered his 17th Major League season in 2012, his fourth campaign with the Angels.  He appeared in 456 games with the Halos over the last three-plus seasons, batting .267 (443/1662) with 239 runs scored, 103 doubles, 43 home runs, 246 RBI and 75 stolen bases.  In 2011, he hit .253 (127/585) with 30 doubles, eight home runs, 60 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 142 games.  His streak of 150 games played ended at 13 consecutive seasons – the streak matched Willie Mays’ MLB record (1954-66).  Abreu also notched 20 stolen bases for the 13th consecutive season in 2011, the longest active streak in MLB.

 

            The Venezuelan native is just one of four players all-time with at least 500 doubles, 250 home runs & 350 stolen bases (Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio).  He is the only player in MLB history to log 20 HRs, 20 SBs & 40 2Bs in a season five times.  Abreu is a two-time All-Star (2004 & 2005), a Gold Glove recipient (2005) and a Silver Slugger honoree (2004).

 

            For his career, the veteran has appeared in 2,255 games batting .293 (2389/8152) with 1,413 runs scored, 557 doubles, 58 triples, 284 home runs, 1,330 RBI and 393 stolen bases.  He ranks eighth among actives with 2,389 hits and 1,413 runs, second in doubles (557), seventh in RBI (1,330) and sixth in stolen bases (393).  Abreu’s 2,389 career hits rank third all-time among Venezuelans.

 

                              Following is a look at Abreu’s career Major League statistics:

 

YEAR?

TEAM?

LG?

LEVEL?

G?

AB?

R?

H?

TB?

2B?

3B?

HR?

RBI?

BB?

IBB?

SO?

SB?

CS?

AVG?

OBP?

SLG?

OPS?

1996

HOU

NL

MLB

15

22

1

5

6

1

0

0

1

2

0

3

0

0

.227

.292

.273

.564

1997

HOU

NL

MLB

59

188

22

47

70

10

2

3

26

21

0

48

7

2

.250

.329

.372

.701

1998

PHI

NL

MLB

151

497

68

155

247

29

6

17

74

84

14

133

19

10

.312

.409

.497

.906

1999

PHI

NL

MLB

152

546

118

183

300

35

11

20

93

109

8

113

27

9

.335

.446

.549

.995

2000

PHI

NL

MLB

154

576

103

182

319

42

10

25

79

100

9

116

28

8

.316

.416

.554

.970

2001

PHI

NL

MLB

162

588

118

170

319

48

4

31

110

106

11

137

36

14

.289

.393

.543

.936

2002

PHI

NL

MLB

157

572

102

176

298

50

6

20

85

104

9

117

31

12

.308

.413

.521

.934

2003

PHI

NL

MLB

158

577

99

173

270

35

1

20

101

109

13

126

22

9

.300

.409

.468

.877

2004

PHI

NL

MLB

159

574

118

173

312

47

1

30

105

127

10

116

40

5

.301

.428

.544

.971

2005

PHI

NL

MLB

162

588

104

168

279

37

1

24

102

117

15

134

31

9

.286

.405

.474

.879

2006[+]

 

 

MLB

156

548

98

163

253

41

2

15

107

124

6

138

30

6

.297

.424

.462

.886

2007

NYY

AL

MLB

158

605

123

171

269

40

5

16

101

84

0

115

25

8

.283

.369

.445

.814

2008

NYY

AL

MLB

156

609

100

180

287

39

4

20

100

73

2

109

22

11

.296

.371

.471

.843

2009

LAA

AL

MLB

152

563

96

165

245

29

3

15

103

94

7

113

30

8

.293

.390

.435

.825

2010

LAA

AL

MLB

154

573

88

146

249

41

1

20

78

87

3

132

24

10

.255

.352

.435

.787

2011

LAA

AL

MLB

142

502

54

127

183

30

1

8

60

78

5

113

21

5

.253

.353

.365

.717

2012

LAA

AL

MLB

8

24

1

5

8

3

0

0

5

2

0

5

0

0

.208

.259

.333

.593

MLB Totals

 

 

MLB

2255

8152

1413

2389

3914

557

58

284

1330

1421

112

1768

393

126

.293

.397

.480

.877