April 28, 2012
Angels release two-time All-Star
By Sports Network
Cleveland, OH - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released outfielder Bobby Abreu on Friday.
Abreu had spent the last four seasons with the Angels, hitting .267 with 103 doubles, 43 home runs, 246 RBI and 75 stolen bases in that span.
A 17-year veteran with the Astros, Phillies, Yankees and Angels, Abreu is a career .293 hitter with a .397 on-base percentage, 557 doubles, 284 homers, 1,330 runs batted in and 393 stolen bases.
He is one of just four players all-time with at least 500 doubles, 250 home runs and 350 stolen bases, joining Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio. The Venezuelan native is also the only player in MLB history to have 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases and 40 doubles in a season five times.