The Braves have selected the contract of outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Gwinnett. In corresponding moves, right-hander Jay Flaa was optioned to Triple-A, and a 40-man roster spot was opened when Huascar Ynoa was moved to the 60-day injured list.
A veteran of eight MLB seasons, Almonte now looks to add a ninth campaign to his record after signing with the Braves last October. While Almonte technically signed a Major League contract, it wasn’t a guaranteed deal, and Atlanta already outrighted him off its 40-man roster near the end of Spring Training and Almonte chose to remain in the organization.
Almonte has played for five different teams over his career, hitting .237/.298/.370 over 1151 plate appearances. A part-timer and platoon outfielder for much of his tenure, Almonte hasn’t seen much action over the last two seasons, appearing in 24 total games with the Diamondbacks and Padres since the start of the 2019 season. However, Almonte’s ability to play all three outfield positions will add some depth to an Atlanta bench that is short on true outfielders.