Abreu (still here) on potential move to the Indians …
Rumors swirled Thursday night about a potential trade to ship veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu to the Indians. But there he was on Friday morning – listed as the No. 6 hitter and left fielder for their game against the Diamondbacks, and taking his usual seat in the Angels clubhouse. Abreu, communicating the same message his agent relayed, said he hadn’t heard anything about a move to Cleveland.
Here’s what he told us this morning …
On trade talk: Whatever happens, happens. I don’t know. I just get myself, like I said, ready for the season and that’s it.
On hearing anything regarding a move to the Indians: Not really. I was having a day off yesterday, and that’s it. I was at home, watching TV, resting. I didn’t hear anything.
On chances of getting 400 plate appearances: Well, one of the things that I’m doing right now that’s more important is getting myself ready for the season. Whenever I have an opportunity to play, I’m going to play and do my best.
On Spring Training struggles: You know what, I feel good, I feel great. My body’s fine, I’m in shape. My legs are good, my swing is OK. I know it’s not the results, the [batting] average that everybody’s looking for and I’m not really getting many hits right now, but that’s not what really matters to me. What matters to me is how I’m at the plate, and I feel fine. I feel good.
On having name out there in two potential deals: I don’t think too much, man. I really don’t look for what’s going to happen or whatever. Like I said, I’m here, I’m fine, I’m happy, enjoying everything. And I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t control that.