Abraham Almonte Elects Free Agency

Outfielder Abraham Almonte has elected free agency after clearing outright waivers, relays David O’Brien of the Athletic (Twitter link). The Braves designated him for assignment last week.

This season, Almonte has logged his most significant big league action since 2017. Selected to the major league roster in late May, the switch-hitter picked up 175 plate appearances with Atlanta. He got off to a strong start but his production tailed off beginning in late June. Overall, Almonte posted a league average .216/.331/.399 line while spending most of his time in left field.

Almonte has picked up at least some MLB time in each of the past nine seasons. The 32-year-old is free to pursue opportunities elsewhere for the season’s final few weeks, although he won’t be eligible for postseason play because he was let go after August 31.

Published at Sat, 04 Sep 2021 03:27:27 +0000

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