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Alexi Amarista | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 162
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Rockies signed INF Alexi Amarista to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with a $2.5 million club option for 2018.
The deal was agreed to last month and then finalized Tuesday afternoon in Colorado after Amarista passed his pre-signing physical. He'll get a $1.1 million salary for 2017 and a $150,000 buyout promise on the $2.5 million option for 2018. Amarista carries no fantasy value -- even in Colorado -- as a 27-year-old utilityman with a paltry .230 career batting average and .596 career OPS. Jan 17 - 5:06 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Alexi Amarista's contract with the Rockies will guarantee him $1.25 million.

The deal isn't official yet, but Heyman says Amarista will earn $1.1 million in 2017 and the Rockies have a $2.5 million option for 2018 with a $150,000 buyout. He'll operate in a utility role in Colorado, where he reunites with former manager Bud Black.
Jan 9 - 8:50 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that free agent utilityman Alexi Amarista has agreed to a one-year major league contract with the Rockies.

The contract will include a club option for 2018. Amarista was non-tendered by the Padres at the beginning of December after hitting just .257/.295/.271 in 65 games last season for San Diego. The 27-year-old can play all around the diamond defensively, but he holds a weak .230 career batting average and .596 career OPS in 1,725 plate appearances at the major league level. It's somewhat surprising he didn't have to settle for a minor league deal.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 12:52:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Alexi Amarista has three major league contract offers and is likely to make a decision on Friday.

Amarista was non-tendered by the Padres earlier this month, as they elected not to pay him a raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. The 27-year-old batted an ugly .257/.295/.271 with no homers over 150 plate appearances in 2016, but his versatility will still attract some clubs.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Padres non-tendered INF Alexi Amarista.

The 27-year-old had a mediocre season in a utility role for the Padres in 2016, hitting .257/.295/.271 with no homers, 11 RBI and nine stolen bases in 150 plate appearances. He'll look for another opportunity in free agency but is likely to be irrelevant in most fantasy formats regardless of where he lands.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:53:00 PM

Padres activated INF/OF Alexi Amarista from the 15-day disabled list.

Amarista was out the last month with a strained hamstring. He'll be used in a utility role in September.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Alexi Amarista (hamstring) will resume running on Friday.

Amarista is working his way back from a strained left hamstring. The Padres are hoping he'll return some time during the Padres' road trip that begins on August 26. The 27-year-old utility man has hit .280 over 100 at-bats for the Friars this year.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 09:15:00 PM

Padres placed INF Alexi Amarista on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Amarista suffered the injury on Monday night while running the bases on a Wil Myers double. He will aim to return from the disabled list when first eligible.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 05:50:00 PM

Alexi Amarista left Monday's game against the Brewers due to a left hamstring strain.

Amarista suffered the injury while running between second and third on a Wil Myers double. He immediately grabbed his hamstring before limping into the dugout. The Padres will reevaluate him on Tuesday, but at the very least, he will probably miss a few days. A trip to the disabled list could be in the cards, too.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Alexi Amarista limped off the field in the fifth inning of Monday's game against the Brewers.

Amarista was running the bases on a Wil Myers double when he grabbed his left hamstring between second and third. He proceeded to limp off the field. A trip to the disabled list looks very possible given Amarista's visceral reaction, but the Padres should provide clarification as to the extent of the injury on Tuesday.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 12:26:00 AM

Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Reds.

All three hits were singles. He is batting .269/.324/.290 with zero homers and seven stolen bases in 46 games. He has been optioned and recalled multiple times this year.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 12:11:00 AM

Padres recalled INF/OF Alexi Amarista from Triple-A El Paso.

Amarista will fill in for Yangervis Solarte, who was placed on the family leave list in a corresponding move. Amarista, 27, has hit .239/.299/.261 in 98 plate appearances this year at the major league level.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Padres optioned INF/OF Alexi Amarista to Triple-A El Paso.

Amarista was sent out with Brett Wallace returning from the paternity leave list. The 27-year-old is batting .239/.299/.261 in 98 plate appearances at the major league level this year.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Padres recalled INF/OF Alexi Amarista from Triple-A El Paso.

Amarista has hit just .256/.319/.280 in 82 at-bats this year for San Diego. He's not fantasy relevant.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Padres optioned INF/OF Alexi Amarista to Triple-A El Paso.

Amarista is hitting only .256/.319/.280 over 82 at-bats with the big club this season. He'll return at some point later this summer.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 01:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jeff Hoffman
6German Marquez
7Yency Almonte
8Shane Carle
9Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Mike Dunn
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Scott Oberg
7Chris Rusin
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Jairo Diaz
11Rayan Gonzalez
12Sam Moll
13Matt Carasiti