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Bobby Abreu Rejoins Dodgers

Don't worry Bobby. You are here for your bat, to be used occasionally.
Don't worry Bobby. You are here for your bat, to be used occasionally.

The Dodgers added another pinch hitter to their bench on Sunday before their game with the Diamondbacks, as Bobby Abreu was promoted from Triple A Albuquerque. Abreu will wear number 12, as first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has his old 23.

"I'm glad he's here," manager Don Mattingly said of Abreu. "It gives us another guy off the bench that has been around and will be comfortable up there. He knows what he is doing."

Abreu hit .251/.359/.341 in 70 games for the Dodgers, but he was designated for assignment on July 31 to make room for then newly acquired Shane Victorino. From the selective endpoint files, Abreu hit .165/.25/8/.215 (13-for-79) over his final 32 games before getting desginated for assignment.

It was the second time this season Abreu was let go by a local team, as the Angels cut him lose on April 27 to make room for American League MVP favorite Mike Trout. The Dodgers convinced Abreu to accept a minor league assignment and, after missing some time with a bum ankle, hit .353/.450/.412 in five games with Triple A Albuquerque.

To make room for Abreu on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers recalled Chris Withrow from Double A Chattanooga, then immediately placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

The Dodgers now have 29 players on the active roster.

Starting Lineups

CF Young 2B Ellis
2B Hill
LF Victorino (S)
RF Upton 1B Gonzalez (L)
LF Kubel (L)
CF Kemp
1B Goldschmidt SS Ramirez
C Montero (L) RF Ethier (L)
3B Johnson
3B Cruz
SS McDonald
C Treanor
P Miley (L)
P Capuano (L)

Game Time: 1:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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