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Phillies, Bobby Abreu agree to minor-league contract

Bobby Abreu has a career on-base percentage of .395. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Bobby Abreu has a career on-base percentage of .395 over 17 years. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bobby Abreu will attempt a comeback with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014 after agreeing to a minor-league contract Tuesday, the team announced. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported the deal.

Abreu, 39, had been considering a return to Major League Baseball after hitting well in winter ball in his native Venezuela, slugging eight home runs in just 15 games, according to a CBS report.

The contract is for only one year and would pay Abreu $800,000 if he makes the Phillies roster.

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Abreu last appeared in the big leagues in 2012, appearing in 92 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had previously played for the Phillies from 1998 to 2006.

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