When the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Jon Garland to the Los Angeles Dodgers the deal was for the proverbial ôplayer to be named laterö. Within hours of the announced deal, there were rumors that the Diamondbacks would receive infielder Tony Abreu. This would potentially fulfill the Diamondbacks need for a second baseman. Abreu is a highly touted 25-year-old second baseman that has had a lot of success at the minor league level similar to some of the other Diamondbacks young core players such as Chris Young, Chris Snyder, and Gerardo Parra. In six minor league season Abreu accumulated 2063 at-bats and has a career .312 average a .351 on base percentage. He has played a total of 65 games at the major league level with a .270 average and an OBP of .317. Abreu is a slick fielding infielde ...
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Article written by Jeff Summers