Bobby Abreu has started three straight games in right field, during which he is 6-for-11 with three RBI.
“I talked to Bobby today about being honest with me,” Collins said about Abreu, who is 40 years old. “If his legs start getting tired or a little run down, he’s got to say something, because I know that leg injuries – if they come to him – they’re going to be an issue. He told me he’d be honest if he started to get tired, or if his legs started getting a little run down he’d say something.”
Abreu hit second in the order Thursday, and clean-up Friday.
“I’m fine. I’m fine. I take care of myself,” he said in response to his age and stamina. “Any time they need me there, I’m always going to be ready.”