Zoilo Almonte

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Zoilo Almonte
Zoilo Almonte on June 29, 2013.jpg
Almonte with the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
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 Through July 29, 2014)
Batting average .221
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 11
Hits 29
Runs 10
Teams

Zoilo Almonte (born June 10, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees organization of Major League Baseball.

Career[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 9th 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, 2014 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 2n, 2014, and outrighted to AAA Scranton on September 5.

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