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Abraham Almonte | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Padres recalled OF Abraham Almonte from Triple-A El Paso.
Almonte has hit only .186/.255/.233 over 23 games with the big club this season. He'll provide some outfield depth with Justin Upton (oblique) banged up. Jul 22 - 12:52 PM

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Padres optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso.

He'll be replaced on the roster by Melvin Upton who will be activated from the disabled list on Monday. Almonte hit just .190/.261/.238 with 16 strikeouts in 42 at-bats in his limited time with the Padres.
Jun 7 - 4:39 PM

Padres recalled OF Abraham Almonte from Triple-A El Paso.

Almonte will add another bat off of the bench for the Padres in place of Yonder Alonso who was placed on the disabled list on Friday. He doesn't figure to play enough to derive any fantasy value.
May 8 - 7:38 PM

Padres optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso.

Almonte hit .270/.333/.351 in 43 plate appearances this spring. He'll serve as organizational depth.
Apr 1 - 3:08 PM

Padres manager Bud Black hopes to use Abraham Almonte (ankle) has a pinch-hitter from the right side before the end of the season.

Almonte aggravated his left ankle injury over the weekend and isn't expected to start another game, but he could be available off the bench. He's batted .265/.305/.378 over 32 games since joining the Padres.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Abraham Almonte left Saturday's game after reinjuring his left ankle.

Almonte missed a week earlier this month, and he was making just his second start since returning to the lineup on Wednesday. He hurt himself again on a ground rule double tonight, and Will Venable pinch-ran for him.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 09:23:00 PM

Abraham Almonte (ankle) expects to return to the lineup Wednesday.

Almonte pinch-hit over the weekend but hasn't started a game in over a week due to a left ankle sprain. He's hit .272/.313/.380 with two homers over 29 games with the Padres.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Abraham Almonte (ankle) might be available to pinch-hit from the right side.

Almonte has missed the last week of action due to a left high ankle sprain. He was still sore when he did some running Saturday but could be available off the bench shortly.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Abraham Almonte hit a solo home run and an RBI single on Tuesday.

Almonte did a little bit of everything on Tuesday. The home run, Almonte's second of the year, came in the first inning off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. Almonte added an RBI single in the second inning. In addition to the hits, he also added a stolen base and scored two runs. These are the kinds of games that will get him continued run in the starting lineup. Since being traded to the Padres, Almonte's slashed a nice .316/.333/.474.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:25:00 AM

Abraham Almonte went 4-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's setback against the Dodgers.

Almonte was spectacular at the dish, but an adventure on the base paths, as he was caught stealing and later thrown out to end the game. Fortunately, the latter two mistakes won't be counted in the vast majority of formats. He's almost unowned across formats, and that needs to change. The 25-year-old -- Seattle's Opening Day center fielder and leadoff hitter -- is slashing .361/.368/.528 since coming over in the Chris Denorfia deal. As long as he's hot and playing every day, Almonte should be started in NL-only formats.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 01:55:00 AM

Padres recalled OF Abraham Almonte from Triple-A El Paso.

Almonte was acquired from the Mariners on Thursday as part of the trade for Chris Denorfia. The 25-year-old hit .198/.248/.292 with a homer, eight RBI and troubling 40/6 K/BB ratio in 106 at-bats with the M's.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 04:30:00 AM

Abraham Almonte is scheduled to join the Padres on Friday.

Almonte was acquired from the Mariners on Thursday as part of the Chris Denorfia deal. It's not clear what role him play out of the gate, as the Padres have a number of options, but he could be relevant in NL-only leagues depending on how things play out.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Padres acquired OF Abraham Almonte and RHP Stephen Kohlscheen from the Mariners for OF Chris Denorfia.

A classic case of using an asset that has lost value to your organization (Denorfia is likely to be retired by the time San Diego returns to the playoffs) to buy low on an intriguing asset. Not long ago, Almonte was batting leadoff in the Mariners' Opening Day lineup. After a couple good games, he looked completely lost at the plate, and was banished to the minors in early May. Almonte, a former Yankees' farmhand, hammered the ball to the tune of a .300/.394/.482 slash line in the minors last year, but he's yet to pick up the pieces this year. Even so, his acquisition is a low-cost, worthwhile gamble for the Padres.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Mariners optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Triple-A Tacoma.

The 24-year-old won the team's center field job out of spring training and began the season as the M's leadoff hitter but struggled mightily with the bat, slashing just .198/.248/.292 with a homer and eight RBI in his 26 games. Michael Saunders is expected to see the bulk of the playing time in center while Almonte works to get back on track in the minor leagues.
Sun, May 4, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Abraham Almonte has been dropped from the leadoff spot for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

Almonte will instead bat second -- an odd spot to move a struggling hitter. The 24-year-old owns a rough .215/.263/.323 slash line with 33 strikeouts in 22 games this season. Michael Saunders will bat leadoff on Saturday.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush