The Purple Sox acquired outfielder Abraham Almonte from the Brewers in trade for money this afternoon, based on an announcement from Milwaukee. The switch-hitting outfielder had been on a minor league take care of the Brew Crew. He received’t occupy a spot on the Sox’s 40-man roster presently, and his transactions tracker at MLB.com signifies he’s been assigned to their Triple-A affiliate in Worcester.
Almonte is attempting to earn a giant league alternative for what can be his tenth consecutive 12 months. He broke into the majors in 2013 with the Mariners, and he’s bounced across the league as a depth outfielder for the previous decade. Almonte has by no means performed in additional than 82 video games in any main league season, however he’s suited up with every of the Mariners, Padres, Indians, Royals, Diamondbacks and Braves on the highest degree.
In simply over 1300 profession plate appearances, Almonte owns a .234/.302/.374 line. He hit .216/.331/.399 throughout 175 plate appearances with Atlanta final 12 months earlier than the Braves outrighted him off their roster in August. The 33-year-old has had a wonderful season with Milwaukee’s high affiliate, mashing at a .293/.380/.533 clip with 11 house runs and a strong 11.7% stroll share by means of 48 video games in Nashville.
Almonte has some heart discipline expertise early in his profession, however he’s labored completely within the nook outfield and at designated hitter this 12 months. Boston hasn’t gotten a lot manufacturing at both nook outfield spot. Alex Verdugo has underwhelmed in left, whereas Boston’s proper fielders (primarily Jackie Bradley Jr., Rob Refsnyder and Christian Arroyo) have mixed for a league-worst .196/.259/.319 exhibiting. Almonte will add some skilled non-roster depth to the higher ranges of the farm system.