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Michael Almanzar | Third Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 30 - 10:41 PM

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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.
Jul 1 - 2:10 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.
Jun 30 - 2:08 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.
Jun 6 - 4:47 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.
Jun 5 - 9:10 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.
May 18 - 12:57 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.
May 1 - 1:37 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.
Apr 15 - 4:26 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.
Apr 11 - 5:15 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.
Apr 6 - 12:04 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.
Mar 30 - 3:45 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."
Mar 26 - 6:38 PM

Michael Almanzar was diagnosed with left patellar tendinitis following an MRI.

Almanzar, a Rule 5 pick, is expected to be shut down for at least a few days. It would be surprising if he didn't get stashed on the DL at this point.
Mar 25 - 2:37 PM

Michael Almanzar (knee) will be shut down for a couple of days.

Almanzar underwent an MRI on his left knee Monday and it apparently didn't show any major damage. The 23-year-old outfielder was selected from the Red Sox in December's Rule 5 Draft and could be stashed on the disabled list to begin the year.
Mar 25 - 12:55 PM

Michael Almanzar is getting an MRI on his left knee.

Almanzar has been dealing with some swelling in the knee and the Orioles want to be sure it's nothing serious. The 23-year-old outfielder was a Rule 5 Draft Pick from the Red Sox and the O's will have to return him to Boston if they can't find a roster spot for him. Maybe they'll hide him on the disabled list.
Mar 24 - 12:59 PM

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