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Abraham Almonte | Outfielder | #35

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / NYY
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Abraham Almonte went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored during a win over the Rockies on Thursday.
All three hits were singles, including a grounder to right field that drove in a pair of runs. He is now batting .385 with two homers and 10 RBI so far this spring. Almonte missed the first 80 games of last season to a PED suspension before returning to hit .264/.294/.401 with one home run and 22 RBI in 194 plate appearances. He hopes his performance in Cactus League action will earn him a roster slot as a backup outfielder. Mar 23 - 7:43 PM

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Abraham Almonte belted his first home run of the Cactus League season as the Indians topped the Rangers 3-2 on Friday night.

Almonte joined teammates Lonnie Chisenhall and Erik Kratz with solo blasts off of Rangers' starter A.J. Griffin. Almonte finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .300 (9-for-30) with a homer and five RBI on the spring. He's competing for a reserve outfielder role on the club's Opening Day roster.
Mar 17 - 10:39 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI as the Indians dispatched of the Marlins 6-2 on Friday night in Cleveland.

His two-run double off of Andrew Cashner in the fifth inning completed the Tribe's scoring in the contest. With the two-hit attack, Almonte is now slashing .285/.307/.438 with 16 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with two runs, including the game-winning run in the ninth inning, as the Indians came back to beat the White Sox 5-4 on Thursday.

Almonte led off the bottom of the ninth with a double and, after advancing to third on a passed ball, raced home to score the winning run on a Tyler Naquin sacrifice fly. The double was Almonte's second of the contest and 11th in 30 games. The 27-year-old has quietly become an everyday player for the Indians since returning from suspension in early July, forcing his way into the lineup with a .294/.319/.459 line in 30 games. He has just one homer and three steals in that time, so his fantasy upside is limited, but AL-only owners should take note.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:26:00 AM

Abraham Almonte went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Angels on Thursday.

Almonte had three of the team's 14 hits against Jhoulys Chacin and company, plating a run with a double in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has hit well in 25 games since returning in early July from an 80-game suspension for PED use. Through Thursday, Almonte is batting .292/.314/.477 with a homer, seven RBI and 11 runs scored overall.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 12:01:00 AM

Indians reinstated OF Abraham Almonte from the restricted list.

Almonte's 80-game PED suspension is over and he has been re-added to the active roster. The Indians' outfield has played surprisingly well, so there may not be a ton of playing time to be had for Almonte. He is getting a start Sunday, playing center field and batting seventh.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Abraham Almonte (suspension) homered Wednesday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Columbus.

He played center field and batted leadoff, finishing 1-for-4. Almonte is aiming to join the Indians on July 3, when his 80-game PED suspension will officially come to an end. They could use him in that thin outfield.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 10:50:00 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended Abraham Almonte 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Almonte tested positive for Boldenone. The outfielder had been in line to serve a major role -- perhaps as the starting center fielder -- at least while Michael Brantley (shoulder) was out, but that's obviously not going to happen now. The newly-signed Will Venable is likely now poised for a bigger role and the Indians have also been connected to Austin Jackson.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Abraham Almonte been limited in early workouts due to back spasms.

He's improving, so it shouldn't be much longer before he's back to normal. Almonte batted .264/.321/.455 with five homers and six steals over 51 games with the Indians last season and figures to have a prominent role while Michael Brantley is sidelined.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 02:52:00 PM

Abraham Almonte launched a two-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs in Friday's win over the Royals.

Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez also went deep for Cleveland. Almonte has been the Indians' regular center fielder down the stretch and has quietly provided value in deeper fantasy leagues with five home runs, seven stolen bases, and 32 runs scored over 73 games.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Abraham Almonte (arm) finished 1-for-4 with a run scored in his return to the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

Almonte had to be scratched Tuesday with an inflamed hair follicle in his right arm pit -- nasty stuff. The 26-year-old outfielder has been a nice surprise since joining the Tribe, slashing .267/.324/.505 with three home runs, 15 RBI, and 18 runs scored in 29 games.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Abraham Almonte was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to folliculitis.

He has an inflamed hair follicle under his right arm, which is pretty gross but he should be fine. Michael Martinez took Almonte's spot in center field.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 08:20:00 PM

Abraham Almonte smacked a grand slam as part of a 2-for-4 effort in Sunday's win against the Angels.

Almonte sent the Indians' lead to 6-0 when he cleared the bases with a grand slam to right-center off of Jered Weaver in the fifth inning. His bat had cooled off considerably following his first week with the Angels after coming over from the Padres in early August, but he still has a .270/.321/.541 batting line with his new team along with three home runs and 14 RBI in 81 plate appearances.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Abraham Almonte went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI double in Friday's win over the Angels.

Almonte pinch-hit for Mike Aviles in the seventh and came through with an RBI double to tie the game at 1-1. The Indians would score twice more in the inning, enough to secure them the victory. In 66 at-bats with the Indians this season, he's hitting .273/.329/.530 with two homers and 10 RBI. The production looks nice, but just remember that he was hitting a paltry .204/.271/.259 with the Padres prior to his move to Cleveland.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:06:00 PM

Indians recalled OF Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Columbus.

He takes the place of Tyler Holt on the active roster. With Michael Bourn shipped out of town, there is no one challenging for playing time in center field, so Almonte should find himself in the lineup regularly. He hit .204/.271/.259 in 54 at-bats with the Padres earlier in the year.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 03:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Erik Kratz
4Adam Moore
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Chris Colabello
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Carlos Frias
8Nick Goody
9Kyle Crockett
10Joseph Colon
11Shawn Armstrong
12Tyler Olson