The Padres designated Almonte for assignment Tuesday.
The transaction opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for pitching prospect Ryan Weathers, whose contract was selected Tuesday ahead of Game 1 of the Padres' divisional-series opener versus the Dodgers. Almonte will remain in the San Diego organization if he clears waivers in the next few days.
Almonte was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Wednesday.
Almonte has accomplished very little during his small number of opportunities for the Padres this season, going 1-for-11 at the plate. Francisco Mejia (thumb) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Almonte was recalled by the Padres on Tuesday.
Almonte has appeared in four games for the Padres this season, going 1-for-9 at the plate. He'll likely fill a bench role during his time with the club. Eric Hosmer (finger) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Almonte was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Saturday.
Almonte was recalled at the start of the week and went 1-for-9 with a stolen base in his brief time with the team. The 31-year-old could rejoin the Friars when the team needs additional outfield depth.
Almonte went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
Almonte was added to the active roster earlier in the day and immediately slotted into the seventh spot in the lineup. The 31-year-old notched one of three steals on the night for the Padres, who lead the majors with 17 thefts overall this season.
Almonte was recalled by the Padres on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Almonte was a part of the 60-man player pool at the end of summer camp as a non-roster invitee, and he'll now join the major-league club after working at the alternate training site to begin the season. He should serve as outfield depth during his time with the Padres. Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff was optioned to the alternate training site in a corresponding move.
Almonte was added to the Padres' player pool Sunday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
He was originally in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee on a minor-league deal. Almonte is unlikely to play much in the majors this season and will simply provide outfield depth.
Almonte is not expected to begin the season with the Padres despite a strong spring, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.
Almonte slashed .292/.393/.625 with two triples, a home run, four RBI and three stolen bases in Cactus League play. However, the Padres are unlikely to have room for the veteran on their big-league roster in spite of his ability to play all three outfield positions. That's nothing new for Almonte, who has logged 3,588 career at-bats in the minors as opposed to 1,027 in the majors. The 30-year-old is likely to open the season at the Triple-A level, but it wouldn't be surprising if he gets called up to the big club at some point during the campaign.
Almonte is hitting .500 (6-for-12) with a home run and four RBI this spring.
Almonte's home run and all four of his RBI came with one swing Wednesday when he belted a grand slam as part of a big third inning for the Padres. The 30-year-old has impressed in other ways as well, taking four walks and swiping two bags in five Cactus League games. There may not be a spot for Almonte on the Opening Day roster, but he is at least making a positive impression in case the need for an outfielder arises during the regular season.
Almonte (hamstring) was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Thursday.
Almonte appeared in just 17 major-league games last season, but recorded a .270/.382/.558 slash line with 17 home runs over 91 games with Reno.
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.
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