Boston Red Sox rumors of a Bobby Abreu signing were addressed on Sunday (Jan. 26) by The Boston Globe. According to the report, the Red Sox tried out Abreu, but decided that he wasn't the right fit for the roster.
This could be a sign that the end of the road is approaching for Abreu, as the Red Sox were just looking to possibly sign him as a backup first baseman and outfielder. That they couldn't find a pot for him is pretty telling and retirement may end up being the next step for Abreu.
The Red Sox are going to continue searching for a good bench player who can step into a reserve role for the 2013 MLB season and it will likely involve exploring several other veterans on the free agent market.
Last season for Abreu played for the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, posting a combined .242 batting average over 219 at-bats. He only managed 3 home runs, though, showing that his power hitting may become a thing of the past.
There are going to be more Boston Red Sox rumors about who the team is pursuing in free agency, but consider a Bobby Abreu signing possibility to be officially extinct.
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