Bobby Abreu - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Aug 21, 1990:Signed Bob Abreu(OF) as a free agent
Nov 18, 1997:1. Lost Bob Abreu(OF) (#6 overall) to TB-A in 1997 Expansion Draft

This Date in Astros History

Mar 11, 1974:Bob Abreu is born in Aragua, Venezuela. A product of the Astros' baseball camp in his homeland, Abreu would play just 74 games for Houston before being lost in the 1997 expansion draft.
Nov 18, 1997:The Arizona Diandmondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays hold an expansion draft as the two newest entrants to the major leagues. Tampa tabs Houston outfielder Bob Abreu who is then traded to the Phillies. Arizona selects pitchers Russ Springer and Tom Martin off the Astros roster.