The Indians activated Almonte (hamstring) from the 10-day disabled list Friday. The outfielder had a short rehab appearance with Triple-A Columbus and was deemed ready to rejoin the Tribe. Almonte will occupy a reserve role upon his return.
Almonte (hamstring) will make his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. After going 1-for-3 in his first game with Columbus on Monday, Almonte will be back in the lineup a day later, batting second and serving as the club's designated hitter. It's expected that he'll play the field for Columbus in one more contest before returning from the 10-day disabled list Friday when rosters expand.
Manager Terry Francona said Almonte (hamstring) is on target to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Almonte was able to run the bases at Progressive Field on Saturday with no issues, so he'll pick up a rehab stint with one of the Indians' minor-league affiliates Monday. He's only been on the shelf since Aug. 18, so he shouldn't need too many minor-league at-bats before he's ready to rejoin the Indians. When he returns, which should be at the beginning of September, he'll likely return to his role as a reserve outfielder for Cleveland.
Almonte was placed on the disabled list Friday with a strained hamstring, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Currently, there is no information regarding the severity of Almonte's hamstring strain, so it's unclear how long he could be on the DL. Upon his eventual return, he'll likely return to his role as a reserve outfielder for the Indians.
Almonte was recalled by the Indians on Saturday Almonte has been on an offensive tear since being sent down last week, smashing three home runs over the last two games with Triple-A Columbus. He'll likely return to a backup role within the Indians' outfield for the time being and will be forced to compete with Austin Jackson and Brandon Guyer for any significant playing time. Almonte is slashing a pedestrian .244/.331/.407 over 123 at-bats this season for Cleveland.
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