Dodgers @ Cubs May 4, 2012: The Bobby Abreu Era Begins

After what seems like three days of “sources” saying a Bobby Abreu deal was close, it’s now official: the Dodgers have signed him to a deal for the remainder of the season. In a corresponding roster move, Justin Sellers has been optioned to the minors. That’s somewhat disappointing for those of us who had either expected that Juan Uribe would head to the disabled list or hoped that Adam Kennedy might be following Mike MacDougal right out that door. Sellers admittedly hasn’t done all that much in the few opportunities he’s received this season, but this now means that Jerry Hairston is the only backup shortstop to Dee Gordon, which is less than ideal.

Abreu was at Wrigley Field taking batting practice today and is expected to be available in today’s game, though he is not in the starting lineup.

Also, a big day for A.J. Ellis over at FanGraphs. I take a look at why he’s owned in so few fantasy leagues, while Eric Seidman investigates our favorite subject, moving him up in the order.

Dodgers
Cubs
SS
Gordon
RF
DeJesus
2B
M.Ellis
CF
Campana
CF
Kemp
SS
Castro
RF
Ethier
1B
LaHair
LF
Rivera
LF
Soriano
1B
Loney
3B
Stewart
3B
Hairston
2B
Barney
C
A.Ellis
C
Soto
P
Billingsley
P
Maholm

 

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