Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Veteran Bobby Abreu

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced the signing of outfielder Bobby Abreu to a one-year contract and optioned infielder Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Abreu is one of just four players in MLB history with more than 500 doubles, 250 home runs and 350 steals, joining Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio. Abreu hit 15 or more home runs in 13 consecutive seasons from 1998-2010, including nine 20-homer seasons and two 30-home run campaigns, and driven in 100 or more runs eight times in his career. He has stolen 20 or more bases in 13 consecutive seasons, which is the longest active streak by a big leaguer and the longest streak since Rickey Henderson had 23 consecutive seasons with 20 or more steals from 1979-2001.

The 38-year-old has a .293 career batting average with 557 doubles, 284 home runs and 1,330 RBI in 2,255 games in 17 Major League seasons with the Astros (1996-97), Phillies (1998-2006), Yankees (2006-08) and Angels (2009-12). The two-time All-Star (2004, 2005), Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipient (2005) and Silver Slugger honoree (2004) ranks among the active leaders (min. 3000 PA) in games played (2,255, 7th), runs scored (1,413, 7th), hits (2,389, 7th), walks (1,421, 3rd), doubles (557, 2nd), extra-base hits (899, 6th), steals (393, 6th) and on-base percentage (.397, 9th). Abreu has appeared in 140 or more games in each of the past 14 seasons and has not been on the disabled list since 1997.

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