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Entering last night’s game at Camden Yards, Yankees right fielder Bobby Abreu was mired in 7-for-42 (.167) slump and had recorded just 2 hits in his last 21 at-bats (.095). As a result, manager Joe Torre gave Abreu the A-Rod Treatment last night, dropping the No. 3 hitter all the way down to the 8 hole. He went 1-for-4 in the 3-2 loss to the Orioles, stranding runners at first and second in the ninth.

Via the Daily News:

The move didn’t cause the controversy that ensued after Torre dropped Alex Rodriguez to the No. 8 spot during the American League division series last fall, as the Yankee manager discussed the decision with Abreu before posting the lineup.

“I haven’t hit in the last five games,” Abreu said. “The team is losing games it shouldn’t be losing, so whatever it takes to win and help the team, it’s no problem with me.”

“It’s going to find me,” Abreu said. “It’s a tough thing, but you have to deal with it and come out of it.”

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