Almonte (hamstring) is expected to miss the final three games of the regular season, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Almonte suffered a left hamstring strain during Wednesday's contest, and the team has no reason to push the outfielder back into action after being eliminated from postseason contention. Tim Locastro is starting in center field and batting leadoff Friday.
Almonte (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.
Almonte sustained the left hamstring strain during Wednesday's contest, keeping him from the lineup after starting four of the previous five games. The 30-year-old may not retake the field with the final weekend of the regular season now underway. Tim Locastro will start in center field and lead off Friday.
Almonte was removed from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with a strained left hamstring.
Almonte suffered the injury tracking down a line drive from Jose Martinez that ultimately turned into a triple. With just three games left, it wouldn't be surprising if the outfielder didn't play again this season. Adam Jones entered the game in place of Almonte, who drew two walks and scored a run before exiting.
Almonte was removed from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent injury.
Almonte came up limping after going for a ball that ultimately turned into a triple. Prior to being replaced by Adam Jones, the outfielder drew a pair of walks and scored a run in two trips to the plate.
Almonte is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.
Almonte had started three of the last four games, indicating that he may be moving to the top of the depth chart for the final week of the season. Jarrod Dyson starts in center field Monday, with Adam Jones in right.
Almonte went 3-for-4 with a triple, double and three runs Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 win over the Padres.
Almonte has made a quick impression since joining the big club as a September callup, going 8-for-23 with four extra-base knocks in 13 games this month. With Ketel Marte (back) shut down for the season, Almonte could pick up steady run in the outfield over the final week of the campaign. Per Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona, Almonte will bat leadoff and man center field Sunday in the series finale, marking the 30-year-old's third start in four games.
Almonte went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
Almonte launched his first homer of the season with a solo shot off Sandy Alcantara in the first inning. He also walked in the second. The 30-year-old had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno on Sept. 1. Across 11 games since then, he's batting .263/.364/.474.
Almonte had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno by the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Almonte received an invite to big-league spring training but spent the season at Triple-A after failing to make the Opening Day roster. The 30-year-old had a .270/.382/.558 slash line with 17 homers in 91 games with the Aces.
Almonte was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday.
Almonte's slim chances of cracking the roster were reduced to none when the Diamondbacks signed Adam Jones. He's not on the 40-man roster, so there's no guarantee he's one of the first options called on when injuries strike Arizona's outfield.
Almonte went 3-for-3 with two RBI in Thursday's 10-7 victory over the Indians.
Almonte drove in a pair during the first inning on a grounder that made it through the infield. He's now 5-for-15 this spring with four RBI. Almonte has received playing time in the big leagues over the past two seasons across stops with Cleveland and Kansas City, but he's struggled to find much success at the dish, compiling a .209 average with six homers and 23 RBI over 119 games.
Almonte signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training.
Almonte played 50 games with the Royals in 2018 and posted a .179/.260/.284 slash line in 151 plate appearances before being released in July. With A.J. Pollock becoming a free agent, the Diamondbacks have a hole to fill in center field, where Almonte has played the majority of his time in the majors. The 29-year-old seems unlikely to push for a significant role given his career wRC+ of 79, but he will at least get a chance to compete in camp.
The Royals released Almonte on Wednesday.
Almonte was the victim of a numbers game in the Kansas City outfield and was designated for assignment Monday. Despite passing through waivers unclaimed, Almonte won't stick around in the organization, as the Royals opted to grant him release in order to pursue opportunities elsewhere. Almonte, who slashed .179/.260/.284 across 151 plate appearances with the big club this season, shouldn't have much trouble securing a minor-league deal with another organization.
The Royals designated Almonte for assignment Monday.
The transaction removes Almonte from the 40-man roster and opens up a spot on the active roster for Rosell Herrera, who was reinstated from the paternity list in a corresponding move. Almonte's playing time had been on the decline since Herrera was called up from Triple-A Omaha on June 17 and after Alcides Escobar began seeing more work in the outfield. If the Royals are unable to find a team willing to trade for Almonte or he goes unclaimed off waivers, he'll stay in the organization and report to Omaha.
Almonte is not starting Tuesday against the Brewers.
Almonte is hitting just .135/.267/.243 in the month of June and .189/.262/.299 overall. Whit Merrifield moves out to center field in his place, with Adalberto Mondesi starting at second base.
Almonte is not in the lineup Friday against the Astros.
Almonte will sit for the second straight game. He's hitting a disappointing .179/.246/.276 in 42 games. The Royals will get creative filling their hole in center field Friday, with Alcides Escobar starting in center for the first time in his career.
Almonte is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers, 610 Sports Radio - KC reports.
Almonte will grab a seat on the bench following a tough five-start stretch during which he collected just one hit in 15 at-bats (.067). Rosell Herrera will start in center field and hit second in this one.
Almonte will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Astros, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Almonte is included in the lineup for a third consecutive game and should retain something resembling a full-time role for the foreseeable future following Jorge Soler's (toe) placement on the disabled list Sunday. The surge in playing time enhances Almonte's appeal in AL-only formats where he's still available, but he'll likely need to do better than his current .186/.252/.292 season line to gain much traction in deeper mixed leagues.
Almonte is out of the lineup Monday against the Rays, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
Mike Moustakas will get the start at DH, pushing Jorge Soler to the outfield and Almonte to the bench for a second straight game. The 28-year-old is hitting just .212/.268/.364 across 21 games for the Royals, so he could continue to get squeezed for playing time when manager Ned Yost opts to give one of his position players a game at DH.
Almonte is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.
Almonte recovered from an illness to start the past two games in center field, going 2-for-8 with a run scored in those contests. With the Royals opting to use Salvador Perez at designated hitter in the series finale, Drew Butera will step in as catcher, leaving the team without an extra available lineup spot for Almonte.
Almonte (illness) will man center field and bat ninth against the Indians on Friday, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.
Almonte had to leave Wednesday's contest due to an illness but appears to be doing fine after receiving a day off Thursday. During 19 games in 2018, he's hitting .207/.270/.379 with three home runs and eight RBI.
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