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Top Yency Almonte News

  • Dodgers' Yency Almonte: Impressive in Dodgers debut

    Almonte pitched two perfect innings and notched four strikeouts against the Phillies on Thursday.

    Almonte spent his first four big-league seasons with Colorado before joining the Dodgers on a minor-league deal this spring. The right-hander was called up Thursday and looked great in his first game in a Los Angeles uniform, retiring all six batters he faced, including the final three by strikeout. The Dodgers have one of the league's top bullpens, so Almonte doesn't figure to see much high-leverage work while he remains in the majors.

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  • Dodgers' Yency Almonte: Contract selected by Dodgers

    Almonte's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Thursday.

    Almonte made 48 relief appearances for the Rockies last year and recorded a 7.55 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 47.2 innings. He began the 2022 season at Triple-A Oklahoma City and posted a 3.52 ERA and 0.86 in 15.1 innings over 11 minor-league outings. The right-hander will join the major-league bullpen after Ryan Pepiot was sent down Thursday, and Almonte is unlikely to pitch in many high-leverage situations.

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  • Dodgers' Yency Almonte: Opens season in minors

    The Dodgers reassigned Almonte to minor-league camp Monday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

    Almonte was one of nine non-roster invitees that the Dodgers shipped out of big-league camp with Opening Day just four days away. The 27-year-old made 48 appearances in the majors with the Rockies in 2021 and produced a 7.55 ERA over 47.2 innings, but he wasn't able to secure a spot in a Dodgers bullpen that contained more high-quality competition.

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  • Dodgers' Yency Almonte: Signs MiLB deal with Dodgers

    Almonte signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Sunday that includes an invite to major-league spring training, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Almonte spent the first four years of his major-league career in Colorado, and he made a career-high 48 relief appearances for the Rockies in 2021. During that time, he posted a career-worst 7.55 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 47.2 innings and blew all three of his save chances. The right-hander will earn $1.5 million if he earns a big-league roster spot with the Dodgers in 2022.

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  • Yency Almonte: Elects free agency

    Almonte elected free agency last week, according to his personal Twitter account.

    He was designated for assignment by the Rockies in October, and it's not necessarily surprising to see a young pitcher opt to switch to a different organization when given the chance. Almonte was a prospect of note back in 2016, but he has transitioned to relief and has been unable to emerge as a reliable big-league reliever (career 5.30 ERA) in 114 appearances with the Rockies.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Almonte was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

    Almonte made a career-high 48 relief appearances with the Rockies in 2021, but he sputtered to a 7.55 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 47.2 innings. The right-hander will be removed from the 40-man roster early in the offseason but will likely compete for a major-league roster spot in 2022.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Takes loss in relief

    Almonte (1-3) was tagged with the loss in relief Thursday against Atlanta after allowing three runs on three hits across 1.1 innings.

    Almonte retired Jorge Soler to close the fourth inning, but he wasn't effective in the fifth and allowed the three runs that let Atlanta turn things around on a sacrifice fly by Dansby Swanson that scored Freddie Freeman, and a two-run home run by Adam Duvall. Almonte had tossed three straight scoreless appearances before this outing, and he owns a 3.95 ERA across 13.2 innings (10 games) since the beginning of August.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Reinstated from COVID-19 IL

    Almonte (undisclosed) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday.

    Almonte landed on the COVID-19 IL on July 16, but he threw a bullpen session in late July and recently made two rehab appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque. During his rehab outings, he allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in two scoreless innings. The right-hander will serve as a late reliever once again, but he's unlikely to see many high-leverage chances since he's posted a 10.67 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in 27 innings across 31 relief appearances this year.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Bullpen session on tap

    Almonte (COVID-19 injured list) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday at the Rockies' spring training facility in Arizona, the Associated Press reports.

    After being placed on the COVID-19 IL on July 16, Almonte has seemingly cleared all health and safety protocols, so he's now in the process of ramping up again following his brief shutdown. Assuming Almonte checks out fine following Tuesday's bullpen session, the Rockies could have him pitch in a simulated game or head out on a brief minor-league rehab assignment before activating him. Almonte has struggled mightily this year, though, posting a 10.67 ERA and 1.93 WHIP across 27 innings out of the Colorado bullpen.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Lands on COVID-19 IL

    Almonte was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday.

    While the Rockies haven't yet indicated whether Almonte has tested positive for COVID-19, he was one of several Rockies who landed on the injured list Friday. If he hasn't tested positive, the right-hander will be eligible to return as soon as he clears the league's health and safety protocols.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Back from injured list

    Almonte (hand) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    The 26-year-old has been on the injured list since April 29 with a bruised right hand, and he'll rejoin Colorado's bullpen Sunday. Almonte has surrendered 12 runs with a 9:7 K:BB through 8.2 innings this season.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Another sim game on tap

    Almonte (hand) will throw another simulated game in St. Louis this weekend, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

    Almonte's simulated game Tuesday went well, so he'll complete another throwing session this weekend. If his next simulated game goes well, the right-hander could be in consideration for a rehab assignment in the near future. Almonte has been sidelined since April 29 due to a right hand contusion.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Sim game on tap

    Almonte (hand) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Almonte has been on the injured list since April 29 due to a right hand contusion. A firm return date has yet to be disclosed, but how he fares Tuesday could indicate how close he is to activation.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Working on mechanics

    Almonte (hand) will work on his mechanics while he's on the 10-day injured list, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

    Almonte has struggled out of the bullpen early in the season, and he's posted a 12.46 ERA and 2.31 WHIP in 8.2 innings. His right hand contusion is considered minor, but manager Bud Black said that the injury provided a convenient point to take Almonte out of action. Black said Friday that he isn't sure whether Almonte will be able to return after spending the minimum of 10 days on the injured list, and it appears as though his return timetable will depend on the progress he makes with his mechanics while he's sidelined.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Headed to injured list

    Almonte was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hand contusion Thursday.

    Almonte has contributed 8.2 innings out of the Rockies' bullpen this season, struggling to the tune of a 12.46 ERA and 2.31 WHIP in that span. Justin Lawrence was recalled in a corresponding move.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Fires perfect inning Thursday

    Almonte pitched a perfect fourth inning while failing to strike out any batters in Thursday's spring loss to the Cubs.

    Almonte made his second relief appearance of spring training Thursday and only required six pitches to retire the side in the fourth inning. Daniel Bard appears to be the favorite to earn save chances early in the season, but Almonte hopes to be in contention for late-game opportunities in 2021, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. "Any other baseball player would probably say the same thing -- you want to have that big role," Almonte said. "Whether you get it or not, you have to shoot for it. And that's something that I think I can handle." The right-hander has displayed confidence in his fastball, slider and changeup to begin the spring and has allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings during his two relief appearances in Cactus League play.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Picks up win

    Almonte (3-0) pitched a perfect seventh inning and struck out one, earning the win Sunday versus the Dodgers.

    Almonte entered the gave with the Rockies down a run, but Matt Kemp's two-run homer in the eighth gave them a one-run lead. The 26-year-old Almonte has had a solid year, with a 3.05 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 19 strikeouts across 20.2 innings this season. He's also added a save and three holds.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Notches first save

    Almonte picked up the save Tuesday against the Giants, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and allowing one hit. He did not walk or strike out any batters.

    Almonte was called upon to relieve ace German Marquez with the tying run at the plate and one out in the eighth inning. He induced a double play to get out of the jam, and Colorado chose to leave him on the mound in the ninth to get three more outs and notch the save. The Rockies' closer situation is hazy with Wade Davis (shoulder) placed on the injured list Sunday, but Almonte doesn't figure to be in line for many more save opportunities. Jairo Diaz sat out Tuesday after registering saves in consecutive opportunities the previous two days, and he figures to be the primary closing option while Davis is out.

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  • Rockies' Yency Almonte: Makes 2020 debut Sunday

    Almonte fired two scoreless innings in relief as he picked up a hold during Sunday's win against the Rangers. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out three.

    Almonte had a subpar season in 2019 in which he posted a 5.56 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 34 innings in the majors as he was shuffled between the big leagues and Triple-A Albuquerque. However, he got off to a strong start in his 2020 season debut as he allowed just one baserunner after relieving Kyle Freeland in the seventh inning. Despite his effective outing Sunday, the right-hander's fantasy value is limited as a middle reliever with inconsistent results in the big leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 226 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: S, R