Report: Angels trying to trade Abreu to Indians

Published Mar. 29, 2012 10:47 p.m. EDT

The Los Angeles Angels are trying to put together a trade that would send outfielder Bobby Abreu to the Cleveland Indians,'s Jon Heyman reported Thursday.

Abreu's playing time probably would be limited with the Angels because of the many outfielders and designated hitters on the roster.  But the Indians need an outfielder with Grady Sizemore probably  out until May with a back injury. In addition,  Michael Brantley is scheduled to be the Indians everyday center fielder, but he is having problems with his hamstring.

Abreu, 38, hit .253 with eight home runs last season.

Abreu is scheduled to earn $9 million this season, so the Angels may help pay his 2012 salary if the trade is made.