CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports veteran outfield Bobby Abreu did not man the Phillies Opening Day roster. This all comes one day after Abreu and the team agreed to push back his opt out date from today to Sunday. Abreu signed a minor league deal with the Phillies back in January.
The 40-year-old was 10-for-38 batting .263/.429/.395 this spring with two RBIs, five runs and 10 walks this spring with the Phillies.
It appears to be good news for Abreu's main competition for one of the Phillies backup outfielder spots, Tony Gwynn Jr. who has played great baseball this spring going 12-for-38 batting .316/.429/.500 with one home run, five RBIs, seven runs and seven walks.
Based on this spring, I think Gwynn provides more for the Phillies than Abreu both at the plate and in the field.
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