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Michael Almanzar | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers signed 3B Michael Almanzar to a minor league contract.
Almanzar, 26, batted .241/.297/.380 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI over 118 games last season with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate. He has never appeared in the majors and that's unlikely to change in 2017 unless the Tigers are dealing with multiple injuries in their infield. Jan 17 - 1:58 PM

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Orioles re-signed 3B Michael Almanzar to a minor league contract.

Almanzar, who turns 25 in December, batted .225/.270/.301 with four home runs and 50 RBI over 138 games this season with Triple-A Norfolk. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth in 2016.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Orioles re-signed 3B Michael Almanzar to a minor league contract.

Almanzar was a Rule 5 pick of the O's last winter but missed the first couple months of the season with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. He hit .245/322/.389 with six homers over 61 games across four levels in 2014.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Orioles acquired Michael Almanzar and Kelly Johnson from the Red Sox for INFs Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus Jr.

Almanzar was a Rule 5 pick of the O's over the winter, but he missed the first couple months of the season with patellar tendinitis in his left knee and was returned to the Red Sox once he got healthy. Now he's back in the Orioles' organization. The 23-year-old corner infielder owns an underwhelming .681 career minor league OPS.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Orioles returned Rule 5 pick 3B Michael Almanzar to the Red Sox.

Almanzar, who has been sidelined for most of the season with patellar tendinitis in his left knee, was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Monday. The 23-year-old is a .249/.301/.373 hitter in 668 career minor league games.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Orioles activated 3B Michael Almanzar from the 60-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Almanzar is finally recovered from the patellar tendinitis in his left knee, but the Orioles don't have a spot for him on their active roster. The 23-year-old was a Rule 5 Draft pick of the O's in December 2013. He is a .249/.301/.373 hitter in 668 career minor league games.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Orioles transferred 3B Michael Almanzar from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Almanzar has missed all season with patellar tendinitis in his left knee but recently resumed baseball activities. There's no timetable for his return.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) has resumed baseball activities.

Almanzar has been slow to heal from patellar tendinitis in his left knee, an ailment that's kept him out all season. There remains no timetable for the Rule 5 pick's return.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 09:10:00 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) was given another PRP injection in his left knee on Thursday.

Almanzar has struggled to overcome the patellar tendinitis in his knee, which has been bothering him since spring training. There's no timetable for the Rule 5 pick's return.
Sun, May 18, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Michael Almanzar was given a PRP injection earlier this week to assist the healing of his left knee.

Almanzar has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with patellar tendinitis and there is no timetable for his Orioles debut. The 23-year-old corner infielder was a Rule 5 Draft pick in December.
Thu, May 1, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) served as the DH for five innings Tuesday in a simulated game.

Almanzar is scheduled to play third base for seven innings on Wednesday. The Rule 5 Draft pick was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. He could become an option for the Orioles' bench in early May.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) is close to being ready to play in games at extended spring training.

A Rule 5 pick, Almanzar has been dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee since the end of spring training. There's no timetable for his return.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) will begin light baseball activities on Monday.

A Rule 5 pick, Almanzar is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. The Orioles are content to stash him on the disabled list, so they'll bring the third baseman along slowly.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Orioles placed 3B Michael Almanzar on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23, with left patellar tendinitis.

The Rule 5 pick will be stashed on the DL for a while to recover. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) will likely start the season on the disabled list.

Almanzar was diagnosed with left patellar tendinitis after injuring his knee playing first base Saturday. The Rule 5 pick gets returned to his original team if he doesn't make the 25-man roster, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the injury delays that decision. "We were prepared to make a decision on him, but that will wait now," Showalter said. "Shouldn't be too long."
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 06:38:00 PM

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