HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point Rockers on Thursday selected infielder Osvaldo Abreu in the Atlantic League’s Dispersal Draft. The draft was held for clubs to select the rights to players from the Spire City Ghost Hounds. Spire City will take a one-year hiatus from the Atlantic League in 2024.
The Rockers, with the best winning percentage in the Atlantic League, had the 10th pick in the draft which went three rounds. High Point passed in the second and third rounds.
Abreu is a 29-year-old infielder from the Dominican Republic who hit .269 with 13 homers and 43 RBI for Spire City in 2023. He had spent nine seasons with affiliated clubs including eight years in the Washington Nationals’ farm system.
Abreu was used at second base, shortstop and third base by the Ghost Hounds in 2023.
The Rockers open the 2024 season at Lexington on April 25 and will open at home against Charleston on Tuesday, April 30.