Tony Abreu is hoping that the third time's the charm for his Major League Career as the journeyman infielder is now making his third stop in the Majors with his recent promotion to the Kansas City Royals from AAA Omaha. Abreu has spent time with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers in the past, but now he is making his first appearance in the American League.
Abreu, 27, has been swinging a hot bat for Omaha all year and has a .322 average to show for it in 103 games. He has 9 home runs and 73 RBI and has offered some impressive production, but it's yet to translate at the pro level.
"[Abreu's] swinging the bat very, very well. He can play all three infield positions -- third, short and second -- switch-hitter. Really swing the bat good right-handed," Yost said. "Irving's been up two or three times already, we've got a pretty good idea what we have in him, and now we want to get a better grasp on what we have with Abreu at the big league level. When we move forward next year, we'll have a better idea of what we want to do."
Abreu is a career .251 hitter in 149 games at the ML level.