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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almonte was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Almonte will provide Colorado with bullpen reinforcements for Wednesday's series finale against the Diamondbacks after Tuesday's starter (Jeff Hoffman) lasted just two innings. Hoffman was shipped back to the minors in a corresponding move.
Almonte was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque following Wednesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Almonte was called up to serve as the 26th man for the twin bill, but he didn't take the mound in either contest. The 25-year-old returns to Triple-A, where he has a 4.88 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 27:19 K:BB over 24 innings this season.
Almonte was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to serve as the 26th man for the Rockies' doubleheader Wednesday against the Nationals, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Almonte will provide the Rockies with an extra long arm out of the bullpen for the twin bill before likely returning to Albuquerque on Thursday. Over 15.2 innings at the big-league level this season, Almonte has surrendered seven earned runs on 13 hits and seven walks.
Almonte was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
Almonte will head back to the minor leagues despite posting a 4.02 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with nine strikeouts over 15.2 innings this season with the Rockies. Yonder Alonso was selected from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Almonte will be called up as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Giants, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Almonte owns a strong 2.45 ERA in 11 innings for the Rockies this season, though his 8:6 K:BB suggests he hasn't pitched nearly that well. His ERA in 24 innings for Triple-A Albuquerque is a mediocre 4.88. He'll likely head back to the minors following the doubleheader.
Almonte was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Since being called up May 4, Almonte hasn't surrendered a run over 6.2 innings of work out of the bullpen. He's struck out seven and walked four over that stretch. Despite the right-hander's success, the Rockies have sent him to the minor leagues and have recalled Jeff Hoffman in a corresponding move.
Almonte was recalled by the Rockies on Saturday.
Almonte has a 2.84 ERA in 19 innings at the big-league level over the last two seasons. He'll take the roster spot vacated by Tyler Anderson, who was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Almonte was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Almonte tossed 1.2 scoreless frames in his last appearance Friday against the Giants, but he'll head to Triple-A along with Yonathan Daza following this latest announcement. In corresponding moves, Drew Butera and Noel Cuevas were promoted to the big-league team.
Almonte was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.
Almonte made 14 appearances out of the bullpen with the Rockies last season and pitched well with a 1.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB over 14.2 innings. The 24-year-old struck out the side in his lone appearance with Albuquerque this season.
Almonte was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Almonte, who recently transitioned to being a full-time reliever, will serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2019.
Almonte is being considered a full-time reliever heading into the season, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Almonte spent time as both a starter and a reliever in the minors last season, producing a 5.56 ERA in 43 frames for Triple-A Albuquerque. However, he shined in the majors, allowing just three earned runs in 14.2 innings of work for a sparkling 1.84 ERA. His 3.00 FIP suggests he was a bit lucky, however, and there are other long-relief options to compete against as well, including Chris Rusin, Harrison Musgrave and potentially even Chad Bettis, Antonio Senzatela or Jeff Hoffman if they aren't used in the rotation.
Almonte was recalled by the Rockies on Saturday.
Almonte has thrown nine innings of relief for the Rockies this season, allowing just a single run. He'll provide additional depth for the stretch run.
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|2017||AA-Hartford Yard Goats||76.1||14||14||0||5||3||0||71||31||58||2.01||1.169|