By SAMUEL BOTWINICK | Staff Writer
January 20. 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Right after reports of Vernon Wells potentially signing with the Phillies, they signed an even older player, former Phillies' outfielder, Bobby Abreu.
According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies have agreed with the 39-year old to a minor league deal plus a Spring Training invite, which would be worth $800,000 if he makes the regular season roster.
Abreu, who has been out of Major League Baseball since 2012, when he hit .246 with three home runs, has been doing much better in the Venezuelan Winter league where he has hit .322, with three bombs, and 28 RBI in 50 games.
While Abreu was not a fan favorite in his first stint with the Phillies (from 1998-2006), the Phillies are hoping he has changed his mindset, and will provide wisdom to the younger players instead of tearing the team apart as he did then.
- The Philadelphia Baseball