There seems to always be room on a Major League roster for a veteran lefty. Whether an arm or a bat. Bobby Abreu has used that for his advantage for some time. Abreu's career has been an amazing methodical steady march thru three decades.
Earlier this season, the 38 year old outfielder was given his walking papers from the Angels. A rickety start to the 2012 campaign combined with a poor season prior led to his demise in Anaheim. In fact, in 2011 Abreu had his worst season since 1997. Many experts wrote off the the two time All-Star, claiming his skills had diminished to much to be a viable weapon to any team. The Dodgers disagreed.
A trip roughly 30 miles up up the road to from Anaheim to Chavez Ravine has so far been a veritable fountain of youth for Abreu. He is effectively covering both corner outfield positions with veteran savvy. Thus far, he has posted a .327 batting average with an OBP of .435. Although his arm is not the mighty cannon it once was and his power numbers are not impressive in the least. Bobby has proven again, there is always room for another lefty.