Dodgers designate Abreu for assignment

Two-time All-Star Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers to make room on the 25-man roster for newly acquired left fielder Shane Victorino.

Abreu was signed as a free agent on May 4 after he was released by the Angels. He batted .251 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 70 games as a part-time left field and pinch-hitter.

Victorino was acquired from the Phillies on Tuesday. He batted leadoff on Wednesday against Arizona.