Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 17 Days

Abreu re-signed with the Mets on a minor league contract Thursday. He was assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Released by the Mets on Sunday, Abreu scanned the market for a few days and received little interest from clubs on a major league contract, prompting him to rejoin the organization. The 40-year-old will have the opportunity to keep his career going, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot may preclude him from earning a promotion to the Mets again this season.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 20 Days

The Mets released Abreu on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.

The Mets could not find a team to take Abreu via a trade, so they decided to remove him from the roster Sunday. Abreu plans to continue playing, but it remains to be seen if the 40-year-old will find another major-league job.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 27 Days

Abreu was designated for assignment by the Mets on Monday.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 3 Months

Bobby Abreu went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Bartolo Colon took charge on the mound while Abreu did the heavy lifting for the offense. What youth movement? Abreu had RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings and managed his first four-hit game since May 30, 2011. The 40-year-old has proven to be an excellent addition for New York, batting .319/.386/.472 across 39 games.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 3 Months

Bobby Abreu went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in Friday's exrtra-inning loss to the Phillies.

The stolen base was the 400th of his career. Abreu is now just one of four players in major league history to reach 200 home runs, 1,200 walks, and 400 stolen bases, joining Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, and Joe Morgan. Pretty impressive company. The 40-year-old has been a nice find for the Mets so far, putting up a .304/.389/.478 batting line through 55 plate appearances.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 4 Months

Bobby Abreu, getting another rare start, went 1-for-2 with two walks in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

Manager Terry Collins overlooked Abreu's defensive shortcomings, trying to infuse some on-base skills into the lineup. Through Abreu reached base three times, the Mets could never get him home. Whether in the starting lineup or coming off of the bench, Abreu has met expectations thus far, slashing .240/.333/.440 in 30 plate appearances.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 4 Months

Bobby Abreu is starting in right field for the Mets in Thursday's series-finale against the Cardinals.

Curtis Granderson will take a seat. It's the first major league start for Abreu since July 25, 2012.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 4 Months

Mets recalled OF Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Abreu, 40, hasn't been in the big leagues since 2012, but he has been performing well for Las Vegas to start the season. Over 45 plate appearances, Abreu slashed .395/.489/.579 with more walks than strikeouts, seven to five. The Mets optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas to make room for Abreu on the roster.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 4 Months

The Mets are expected to recall Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

The 40-year-old outfielder has been ripping the cover off the ball in the minor leagues, hitting .395 with a homer and nine RBI in his first 15 games. It's unclear how he'll be used, but he remains an intriguing option for NL-only leagues.

Bobby Abreu LF/RF NYM 5 Months

Mets signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract.

Abreu was cut loose by the Phillies this spring even though he hit .244/.404/.366, as they were concerned he wouldn't be able to play defense. He'll report to Triple-A Las Vegas and could be an option for the Mets' bench at some point, but the 40-year-old isn't going to see much playing time if promoted.