Posted August 01, 2012

Bobby Abreu designated for assignment following Dodgers’ Shane Victorino acquisition

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Bobby Abreu was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room for the Dodgers’ acquisition of Shane Victorino from the Phillies. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Golden Glove winner Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers following the team’s acquisition of Shane Victorino from Philadelphia at the MLB trade deadline on Tuesday, according to a statement released by the team on Wednesday afternoon.

The 38-year-old Abreu was batting .251 over 70 games with the Dodgers since signing with the team on May 4. His .347 on-base percentage this season and .316 batting average in 22 pinch-hitting appearances could make him a low-cost option for a team next season.

The Dodgers also confirmed that Victorino will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game in Los Angeles against the Arizona Diamondbacks, batting leadoff and playing in left field. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will switch to No. 12 so Victorino can wear No. 8.