Report: Abreu deal 'fell apart'

Published Mar. 30, 2012 1:59 p.m. ET

The trade that would send Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians apparently has hit a snag and might not get completed.

Baseball columnist Jon Heyman of tweeted that he was "hearing (the) Abreu deal fell apart" early Friday afternoon.

Long-time Indians writer Paul Hoynes of The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer earlier tweeted that the deal might still get done, but "momentum of (the) trade has clearly slowed."

With a glut of outfielders and designated hitters, the Angels have been looking to deal Abreu, who hit .253 with eight homers and 60 RBI in 142 games last season.

The Indians seemed like a good fit as they are battling injuries in the outfield with Grady Sizemore out until May with a back issue and Michael Brantley dealing with hamstring problems.