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Abraham Almonte | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 4 - 6:10 PM

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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.
Apr 26 - 4:27 PM

Abraham Almonte doubled, tripled and scored a pair of runs in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

He finished the night 2-for-5. He's now riding a five game hitting streak (7-for-22) that has seen his average climb from .217 to .246. With another pair of strikeouts on Friday though, he has now whiffed 25 times in his first 69 at-bats.
Apr 18 - 10:27 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base as the Mariners lost to the Rangers on Wednesday.

Almonte knocked in a run with a single in the top of the second to put the Mariners up 2-0 at the time. He hasn't done much at the top of the Mariners' lineup, though, batting only .237 through Wednesday's action.
Apr 16 - 10:54 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 with a walk, steal, RBI and run scored in a loss Thursday versus the A's.

Seattle's new leadoff hitter, acquired last year from the Yankees in February for the low, low price of Shawn Kelley, is going to be a sneaky fantasy value this year. Almonte had fallen upon hard times in the Yankees' system, but he hammered the ball to the tune of a .300/.394/.482 slash line across Double- and Triple-A work last season, leading to this opportunity. Now he's the table setter of a new-look offense that added Robinson Cano, Corey Hart and Logan Morrison, and can reasonably expect steps forward from a host of talented 20-something holdovers. After finishing 12th in the American League in runs scored last year, Seattle leads the majors in offense at the moment. That won't hold, but it's looking like they could be a top 10 American League offense for the first time since 2007's 88-74 outfit. Almonte's wheels and decent enough pop will translate into a good return for owners in that environment.
Apr 4 - 2:21 AM

Abraham Almonte is hitting leadoff for the Mariners on Opening Day.

Going into spring training Almonte was looking like a fourth outfielder, but not only did he win the center field job, he earned a spot at the top of the batting order. He's probably stretched in the role, but the 24-year-old did hit .314 with 11 home runs, 50 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 94 games at Triple-A last season. Almonte isn't a bad option to round out your fantasy outfield.
Mar 31 - 10:20 PM

Abraham Almonte will make his 13th Cactus League start in center field on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Michael Saunders has made just one start at the position. Almonte is batting just .179/.233/.385 this spring, but he's hit two homers and stolen a base. Not only is he playing regularly in center, he's also been leading off. Almonte is looking like a shoo-in for the starting job in center field, with Saunders serving as a fourth outfielder and injury protection for Corey Hart in right field.
Mar 18 - 7:21 PM

Abraham Almonte had a pair of hits including a homer in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Almonte finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He has a legitimate chance at beginning the season as the fourth outfielder for the M's, despite his .167/.225/.361 slash this spring.
Mar 15 - 10:53 PM

Abraham Almonte went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Monday versus the Tigers.

Since being called up on Aug. 30, Almonte has made eight starts in center, three in right and one in left, batting .312 in the process. He's making a case for a spot in the Mariners' plans for 2014, though maybe more as a fourth outfielder than as a starter.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Abraham Almonte is not in Wednesday's lineup due to some tightness in his legs.

It's why he was removed early from Tuesday's game. Almonte should be available to play in a day or two.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of OF Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Tacoma.

Acquired from the Yankees in the Shawn Kelley trade, Almonte has batted .300/.394/.482 with 15 homers and 26 steals between Double- and Triple-A this season. The 24-year-old will provide depth at all three outfield spots.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Mariners acquired OF Abraham Almonte from the Yankees in exchange for RHP Shawn Kelley.

Almonte, 23, has batted .263/.340/.388 over seven minor league seasons. He can run a bit and play all three outfield positions, but he's merely organizational depth.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 07:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
3Stefen Romero
CF1James Jones
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Logan Morrison
DH1Corey Hart
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Roenis Elias
5Chris Young
6Blake Beavan
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Joe Beimel
7Dominic Leone
8Brandon Maurer