NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets have cut slumping 40-year-old Bobby Abreu and are calling up outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the minors.
The Mets designated Abreu for assignment after Monday's 4-3 loss to San Francisco. His final appearance came in the sixth inning when he was sent up as a pinch-hitter, then pulled after the Giants made a pitching change.
Abreu had been out of the majors since 2012 when the Mets promoted him from Triple-A on April 21. He provided a left-handed bat and good patience at the plate as a pinch-hitter, occasional outfielder and designated hitter for games at American League stadiums.
Abreu started well, but quickly dropped off. He was hitless in his last 22 at-bats as a pinch-hitter. He hit .238 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 142 plate appearances.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?
Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?

MLB Team Pages