Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Dodgers designate Bobby Abreu for assignment, Shane Victorino active for today's game
The Los Angeles Dodgers today designated outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment as Shane Victorino was added to the active roster. Abreu was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent on May 4 and batted .251 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 70 games with Los Angeles, including a .316 batting average (6-for-19) and a .409 on-base percentage in 22 pinch-hitting appearances.
Victorino, who was acquired from Philadelphia yesterday in exchange for Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin and cash considerations or a player to be named later, was added to the Dodgers active roster and is in today’s starting lineup, batting leadoff and playing left field. The 31-year-old will wear uniform No. 8 with Dodger Manager Don Mattingly switching to No. 12.