The Dodgers acquired Shane Victorino from the Phillies on Tuesday, upgrading their production and defense in left field. The corresponding move, though, was something of a surprise. According to the Dodgers' official Twitter feed, the team designated outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment.
Abreu came over to the Dodgers on May 4 after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels, and he did okay with the bat, hitting .251/.359/.341, but he fielded like a guy with fire hydrants down his pants because he was stealing fire hydrants from the fire-hydrant store. You might think that's a ridiculous simile, but that's because you didn't watch him field.
The Dodgers will now attempt to deal Abreu, and if they can't work out a deal, they'll release him back into the wild. Considering that Abreu can still put up a decent OBP, someone will probably take a chance on him. He might have been the most underrated player of his generation, but he's basically Kosuke Fukudome now, albeit with more fire hydrants.