Phillies Release Bobby Abreu

The Phillies have released outfielder Bobby Abreu, tweets Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Abreu is pursuing an opportunity with another team, Salisbury adds.

The 40-year-old joined the Phillies on a minor league deal after a strong run through the Venezuelan Winter League. He had agreed to push back the date on his opt-out clause with the team to Sunday, but the Phils decided to let him pursue an alternative opportunity after deciding that he would not make the Opening Day roster. Abreu has a .244/.404/.366 line in 52 spring plate appearances, his first in a big league uniform since 2012.


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