Mets sign Bobby Abreu

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UPDATE: The Mets have signed Abreu to a minor league contract. He’ll report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

5:40 p.m. ET: The Phillies didn’t have any room for Bobby Abreu, but maybe someone else does?

Seems like any team — especially an NL team — would have a hard time finding room for Abreu. With teams routinely using 13-man pitching staffs, any bench players have to be versatile. And while Abreu may be a lot of things these days — he can still work a walk and hit a mistake — versatile is not one of them. Particularly not on defense.

Injury insurance maybe, if he’ll accept a Triple-A assignment. But not much more.