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Angels release OF Bobby Abreu

Updated: April 28, 2012, 1:58 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Off to a brutally slow start, the Los Angeles Angels shook things up Friday night by promoting top prospect Mike Trout and releasing disgruntled veteran Bobby Abreu.

Trout, 20, was batting .403 with five triples and six stolen bases in 77 at-bats for Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels, picked by many to reach the World Series after signing Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, are off to a 6-14 start and dealing with a glut of corner infielders and designated hitters for limited ...

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