Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:09:18 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Abraham Almonte is learning the game as he goes this season, with manager Lloyd McClendon giving him the freedom to make his own decisions at the plate and on the base paths. "It's a necessary evil," McClendon said. "The only way he's going to be an instinctive player is to rely on his own talents. I liken it a lot to when I used to go see my son play high school baseball. There's two outs and there's (a) 3-0 (count) on the hitter, and the coach is giving signs and there's nobody on base. I'm like, 'What the hell? Let the kids play.'" However, assistant coach Andy Van Slyke continues to stress to Almonte that he should stay aggressive while at the same time understanding each game situation and what it dictates.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:35:27 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Stefen Romero is one of six remaining outfielders in camp for the team after the latest cuts. With OFs Dustin Ackley, Corey Hart, Michael Saunders and Abraham Almonte appearing to be locks, it looks like the final battle will be between Romero and Endy Chavez. Romero might have a leg up since he is already on the 40-man roster, and no one would have to be removed, as is the case with Chavez. Romero has also started to take grounders in the infield, trying to be more versatile to help his cause.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:52:54 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Abraham Almonte made his 13th start of the spring in center field Tuesday, March 18. OF Dustin Ackley is lined up as the starting left fielder, and OF Michael Saunders has made 10 starts in right field, one in center and one in left. OF Corey Hart (knees) is being brought along slowly after two knee surgeries last year.
Fantasy Tip: Keep Almonte in mind in AL-only leagues. He packs some power in his short and stocky frame and can steal 20-plus bases over a full season. He hits best from the left side, though, so it'll be interesting to see if he falls into some sort of platoon in Seattle.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:56:52 -0800
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday, Feb. 19, that there are "three or four guys" he is considering for the leadoff spot. OF Dustin Ackley, OF Abraham Almonte, OF Endy Chavez and OF Michael Saunders all led off at various times last season, and each will be competing for outfield jobs this spring.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:27:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Abraham Almonte (legs) was given the day off Wednesday, Sept. 11, due to some tightness in his legs. He was lifted early from the game Tuesday, Sept. 10, as a result.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:37:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners P Erasmo Ramirez was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, the team selected the contract of OF Abraham Almonte.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:34:02 -0800
New York Yankees OFs Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera will see more playing time in the outfield with OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) out until May with a broken forearm. OFs Zoilo Almonte, Melky Mesa and Adonis Garcia could also figure into the mix. INF Eduardo Nunez will not be used in the outfield, according to general manager Brian Cashman. The injury to Granderson likely cements OF Brett Gardner as the starting center fielder.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:53:21 -0800
The New York Yankees acquired P Shawn Kelley from the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Feb. 13, in exchange for OF Abraham Almonte.