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San Francisco Giants Claim Infielder Tony Abreu Off Waivers

February 4th, 2013 at 4:32 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants claimed infielder Tony Abreu off waivers from the Kansas City Royals Monday.

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The 28-year-old was designated for assignment by the Royals on January 25 before the Giants claimed him. Abreu spent the 2012 season batting .257 in 22 games with the Royals drilling 18 hits, two doubles, one triple, one homer, 15 RBI's and scored five runs. He produced a .284 on-base percentage and .357 slugging percentage reaching a .641 OPS.

The Dominican native owns a career .252 batting average in 168 games playing for the Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. The switch-hitter has smacked 110 hits, 27 doubles, three triples, four homers and 46 RBI's. He owns a .280 on-base percentage and .355 slugging percentage totaling a .635 OPS. Abreu made his Major League debut with the Dodgers on May 22, 2007. 

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