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Alexi Amarista | Outfielder | #14

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 159
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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Phillies signed INF/OF Alexi Amarista to a minor league contract.
He's expected to report to minor league camp. Amarista was just given his release by the Tigers over the weekend after being informed that he didn't make the Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old will provide veteran utility depth in Triple-A. Mar 26 - 2:45 PM

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Tigers released INF/OF Alexi Amarista.

The club had informed the veteran utilityman that he was not going to make the Opening Day roster, so this will give him a few days to look for another opportunity. The 28-year-old struggled in Grapefruit League play, hitting just .184/.225/.289 in 41 plate appearances.
Mar 24 - 9:30 AM

Tigers signed INF/OF Alexi Amarista to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Amarista slashed .238/.269/.351 with three homers and 19 RBI over 96 games with the Rockies last season. He'll try to win a roster spot as a utility player in the spring.
Jan 23 - 12:19 PM

The Rockies declined their $2.5 million option on INF/OF Alexi Amarista.

Instead, they'll pay just a $150,000 buyout. The veteran utility man hit .238 with three homers and 19 RBI for the club in 2017. There's a chance they could try to bring him back at a lower rate in free agency.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Alexi Amarista smashed a rare home run Wednesday in Cleveland.

Amarista's solo shot in the third inning was the only tally the Rockies managed over seven frames against Trevor Bauer and was just his 21st career bomb over 677 games at the big league level. The Rockies were certainly surprised, too, as they pinch-hit for him later in the game.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Rockies activated INF/OF Alexi Amarista from the paternity leave list.

Amarista was away from the club for two days. The 28-year-old utilityman has posted an impressive .338/.348/.515 batting line in 69 plate appearances this season for the Rockies.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Rockies placed INF/OF Alexi Amarista on the paternity leave list.

Amarista will be excused from the club for 1-3 days. The versatile 28-year-old has posted a surprising .338/.348/.515 batting line in 69 plate appearances this season for Colorado.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 in Monday's rout of the Phillies.

Everything went wrong for the Rockies this spring, but they've had pretty great fortune since Opening Day. That's particularly apparent in Amarista's .975 OPS. He came in at .600, .544 and .567 for the Padres the previous three years.
Mon, May 22, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Alexi Amarista went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI on Friday, leading the Rockies in a 12-6 rout of the Reds.

His three-run blast off of Lisalverto Bonilla broke the game open in the sixth inning, and he chipped in an RBI single later to close out the eight-run inning. He has done a nice job in limited action this season, slashing .341/.356/.568 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI.
Fri, May 19, 2017 10:55:00 PM

Alexi Amarista told the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders that he was fine after being plunked above the left elbow in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Indians.

Amarista was lifted from Wednesday's contest after being hit by a Boone Logan pitch. He was checked out in the clubhouse sans issue. The Rockies could opt to give him a day or two off from spring work if they feel that he needs a little extra rest, but as matters currently stand, he looks like he will be fine moving forward.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 06:22:00 PM

Alexi Amarista exited Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Indians after being hit by a Boone Logan pitch on the left wrist/forearm.

Per the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders, after leaving the game, Amarista was walking around the dugout and did not seem to be in pain. This would appear to indicate that there is no major injury at play, here. The Rockies figure to clarify his status one way or another in the coming hours. Amarista signed with the club on a one-year, $1.25 million contract in mid-January.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 06:10:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 05:06:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 08:50:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Scott Kingery
2Pedro Florimon
3B1J.P. Crawford
2Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
2Dylan Cozens
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Nick Williams
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Zach Eflin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seranthony Dominguez
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Victor Arano
8Jake Thompson
9Austin Davis
10Yacksel Rios