The Mets re-signed Bobby Abreu to a minor-league deal this past Friday, and a team official told Adam Rubin of ESPN new York. that he’ll assuredly be part called up in September when rosters expand.
“Whenever we sign a veteran player to a minor-league deal, we think about the impact he may or may not have on younger players,” VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told Rubin. “We certainly believed Bobby could have a positive influence in addition to his on-field performance.”
Abreu has also expressed an interest in becoming a hitting coach after his playing days are over. DePodesta addressed that as well.
“As far as I know, there haven’t been promises made about the future, playing or otherwise. But we’re always on the lookout for guys who can continue to have an impact in uniform beyond their playing days.”
Abreu batted .238 with one home run and 14 RBI during his first stint with the Mets, and was hitless in his last 22 at-bats as a pinch hitter.
The Mets announced that they have re-signed outfielder Bobby Abreu and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
There are many in the organization who view Abreu as a future coach, so this may be a sign that he’ll remain with the organization in some capacity after the season if no team is willing to give him a major league roster spot.