Abreu, 40, did not play at all last season and he failed to make the Phillies' roster in spring training. He hit .252/.350/.342 (94 OPS+) with three home runs in 2012, his last MLB season. Abreu went 15 for 38 (.395) with a homer and more walks (seven) than strikeouts (five) in 15 Triple-A games before getted the call. His power may be gone, but Abreu has long had some of the best strike zone judgement in baseball and he'll always have a respectable on-base percentage because he walks so much.
To make room on the roster, the Mets have optioned outfielder Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 29-year-old has gone 5 for 27 (.185) with one homer in 10 games this season.