The Mets announce via their official Twitter that the team is expected to call up outfielder Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. Abreu is hitting .412 in 40 plate appearances in the minor leagues.
Abreu, 40, spent spring training with the Phillies but was released at the end of March despite posting a .404 on-base percentage during 17 exhibition games. Abreu has not played in the Major Leagues since 2012, when he spent time with both the Angels and Dodgers.
Update: The photographer was apparently in on the action, according to Topps. Still pretty funny. (Hat tip: Mike Ashmore)
Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.
Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:
Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.
Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.