Zoilo Almonte

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Zoilo Almonte
Zoilo Almonte on June 29, 2013.jpg
Almonte with the New York Yankees
Free agent
Outfielder
Born: (1989-06-10) June 10, 1989 (age 25)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 19, 2013 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .221
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 12
Teams

Zoilo Almonte (born June 10, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees.

Career[edit]

New York Yankees[edit]

Almonte was added to the Yankees' 40 man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[1]

For the week of June 11-17, 2012, Almonte was named Eastern League player of the week.[2][3] He was named player of the week of the International League on May 6, 2013.[4] The Yankees promoted Almonte to the major leagues on June 19, 2013.[5] Almonte made his Major League debut in the 2nd game of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers the same day he was called up, grounding out as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 9th inning. He got his first major league hit the next day against Kyle Farnsworth of the Tampa Bay Rays, a pinch-hit single off the third base bag. He hit his first major league home run the very next day off Roberto Hernández of the Rays. On July 20, 2013, Almonte was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an ankle sprain.

He was optioned back down to AAA on June 4, 2014 after only being called up the previous month. On July 9, 2014 Zoilo Almonte was recalled to the big leagues to replace Masahiro Tanaka who was placed on the 15 day DL. On July 13, 2014, Almonte was sent back down to AAA. On July 28, Almonte was recalled back up to the Yankees replacing pitcher Jeff Francis on the roster after Francis was designated For assignment and released. Almonte was designated for assignment on September 2, 2014, and outrighted to AAA Scranton on September 5.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Almonte signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves on November 10, 2014.[6] He was outrighted off the roster on March 31, 2015,[7] and elected free agency on April 9.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yankees add five players to 40-man roster/
  2. ^ "Zoilo Almonte Earns EL Player of the Week | Trenton Thunder News". Milb.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ Beverly Schaefer / For The Times. "Trenton Thunder outfielder Zoilo Almonte named Eastern League Player of the Week". NJ.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ http://www.milb.com/documents/3/0/8/46753308/IL_Players_of_the_Week_5_06_2013_6mlo87cc.pdf
  5. ^ "Almonte set to debut in Yankees' nightcap | yankees.com: News". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  6. ^ Bowman, Mark (November 10, 2014). "Braves add veteran trio to build org depth". MLB.com. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bowman, Mark (March 31, 2015). "Almonte outrighted; Braves' outfield competition shrinks". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ Todd, Jeff; Polishuk, Mark (April 9, 2015). "Minor Moves: Almonte, De Leon, McGuire". Retrieved April 18, 2015. 

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