Monday August 18th, 2014

Outfielder Bobby Abreu is likely to rejoin the New York Mets roster in September, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN

After releasing Abreu earlier this month, the Mets re-signed him to a minor league deal four days later. The 40-year-old is currently playing with Triple-A Las Vegas, where he began the season as well. 

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When asked why the team re-signed Abreu, Mets vice president Paul DePodesta said they believe the veteran could have an impact on the team's younger players. 

"We certainly believed Bobby could have a positive influence in addition to his on-field performance," he said

Abreu is hitting .238 with one home run and 14 RBI in 122 at bats in 2014, after sitting out 2013. 

- Molly Geary

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