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Diamondbacks' Albert Almora: Joins D-backs on MiLB deal
The Diamondbacks signed Almora to a minor-league deal Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com reports.
Almora last saw major-league action in 2022 with the Reds, playing 64 big-league games and slashing .223/.282/.349 with five home runs, 29 RBI and three stolen bases. The 29-year-old could provide a right-handed bench option for Arizona's lefty-heavy outfield if Randal Grichuk (ankle) isn't ready for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Albert Almora: Let go by Cincinnati
Almora was released by the Reds on Monday.
Almora was designated for assignment Friday and will ultimately be let go by the Reds after clearing waivers. The 28-year-old appeared in 64 games for Cincinnati this year and slashed .223/.282/.349 with five home runs, 29 RBI, 26 runs and three stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: DFA'd by Cincy
Almora was designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday.
Almora has a .223/.282/.349 slash line with five home runs, 29 RBI and 26 runs in 64 games for Cincinnati this year, but he's now been removed from the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old could report to Triple-A Louisville or elect free agency if he passes through waivers unclaimed.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Walks, scores run in return
Almora (shoulder) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a 9-3 loss Tuesday against the Cubs.
Almora hit second in the Reds' lineup and played center field in his first appearance since Aug. 19. He reached on a fielder's choice and scored in the first and walked in the fifth. Going into play on June 8, Almora had produced a .309/.325/.420 slash line in his first 23 games. Since then he has a .172/.258/.306 line and has seen his season OPS drop to .631. Almora has started at least 15 games at all three outfield spots but may struggle to find regular playing time down the stretch with Jake Fraley, Nick Senzel (ankle), TJ Friedl, Aristides Aquino and Stuart Fairchild all battling for playing time.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Activated Tuesday
Almora (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday but he is not in the lineup against the Cubs.
It's a little odd that he is active but not in the lineup against southpaw Wade Miley, but he will presumably be available off the bench. Almora hit .200/.357/.289 with zero home runs and one steal in 15 August games.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Starts up rehab assignment
Almora (shoulder) reported to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment.
According to Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds manager David Bell said that Almora will likely need around three rehab games to get ramped back up, so the veteran outfielder could be a candidate to return from the 15-day injured list later this weekend. Whenever he's activated, the righty-hitting Almora will likely serve primarily as a short-side platoon mate for one of the Reds' two lefty-hitting regulars in the outfield, TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Closing in on rehab assignment
Reds manager David Bell said Tuesday that Almora (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment soon, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Bell didn't specify whether Almora will head to the minors later this week or at some point next week, but the veteran outfielder at least looks to be progressing from the right shoulder contusion that landed him on the 10-day injured list Aug. 20. Jake Fraley and TJ Friedl have seemingly taken hold of regular roles in the corner outfield over the past couple weeks, so Almora will likely be limited to the short side of a platoon whenever he makes his way back from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Placed on 10-day IL
Almora (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday.
After making two impressive plays on defense in Friday's loss to Pittsburgh, Almora was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion and placed on the IL. Almora is currently slashing .200/.357/.289 since August 1.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Gets third straight start
Almora will start in center field and bat fifth in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
With Nick Senzel (hamstring) sidelined again Tuesday, Almora will draw his third straight start in the outfield and his second in a row in center. Assuming Senzel's hamstring issue isn't anything that results in him landing on the injured list, Almora will likely move back into a fourth-outfielder role within the next few days.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Sits in second straight game
Almora is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
Almora finds himself on the bench versus a right-handed pitcher (Carlos Carrasco) for the second game in a row. The righty-hitting Almora looks as though he'll settle in as a fourth outfielder for the Reds behind Nick Senzel, Jake Fraley and Aristides Aquino, with most of Almora's starting opportunities likely to come against left-handed pitching moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Starting streak comes to end
Almora is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.
Almora will take a seat after going 5-for-19 with three doubles, four walks, a stolen base, three RBI and three runs while starting each of the Reds' first six games of August. Though the righty-hitting Almora should be a fixture in the lineup against left-handed pitching, it's less certain if he'll be able to play regularly against right-handers over the final two months of the season. Jake Fraley and Aristides Aquino will man the two corner-outfield spots Monday against Mets righty Chris Bassitt.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Gets sixth straight start
Almora will start in right field and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Almora will stick in the lineup for the sixth game in a row after he went 5-for-17 with three doubles, two walks, a stolen base, three runs and three RBI over the previous five contests. He's largely benefited from the Reds encountering a heavy stretch of left-handed pitching, but Almora could lose time against right-handed pitching to either Jake Fraley or Aristides Aquino moving forward. Almora will get the nod over Aquino against righty Corbin Burnes on Sunday, however.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Propels offense in return
Almora went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, two RBI and a stolen base in a 3-1 win over Miami on Monday.
Almora was out for three weeks while on the COVID-19-related IL, but he showed no rust in his return to big-league action. The outfielder collected three of the Reds' eight hits in the contest, including both of the team's extra-base knocks. Almora may not be an everyday player moving forward, but he'll see plenty of playing time if he continues to produce as he did Monday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Activated from injured list
Almora (illness) was activated from the COVID-19-related injured list Monday.
Almora missed three weeks of action after being placed on the IL, but he completed a rehab assignment and is ready to rejoin the big club. He will jump right back into action Monday in Miami, starting in right field while occupying the eighth spot in Cincinnati's batting order.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Begins rehab assignment
Almora (illness) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.
Almora was placed on the COVID-19 injured list July 12 but has been cleared to return to game action in the minors just over two weeks later. It's possible the 28-year-old reclaims his fourth-outfielder role for the Reds as early as this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Lands on COVID-19 IL
The Reds placed Almora on the COVID-19-related injured list Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Stuart Fairchild was summoned from Triple-A Louisville to replace Almora, who had transitioned into a fourth-outfielder role for the Reds following Tyler Naquin's recent return from the injured list. For as long as Almora is unavailable, the righty-hitting Fairchild will likely serve as a short-side platoon mate in the outfield with the lefty-hitting Naquin.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Could move into reserve role
Almora is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
With Tyler Naquin (quadriceps) returning from the 10-day injured list Tuesday and batting cleanup, Almora's time as the Reds' primary right fielder could be coming to an end. According to Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer, manager David Bell said that the Reds will take a "day-by-day" approach to center field now that Naquin is back in the mix, which suggests that Almora may be primarily competing with Nick Senzel for playing time rather than Naquin or left fielder Tommy Pham. Almora enjoyed a hot first month with the Reds following his May 4 promotion from Triple-A Louisville, but he's delivered a paltry .158/.179/.184 batting line over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Takes seat Thursday
Almora isn't starting Thursday against the Cubs.
Almora has been an everyday player for the Reds recently but will get a breather after he hit .150 with a double, three RBI, two runs and five strikeouts over the last five games. Max Schrock is taking over in right field and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Pops fifth homer
Almora went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Dodgers.
He took Tyler Anderson deep in the fifth inning to tie the game at 4-4, but it was the last gasp for the Reds' offense. Almora has gone yard three times in the last five games to give him five homers on the year, and since returning from the restricted list in late May after not being allowed north of the border for a road trip to Toronto due to his unvaccinated status, the 28-year-old has locked down a starting spot for Cincinnati by slashing .294/.307/.529 with 11 runs and 21 RBI in 24 contests.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Albert Almora: Starting Wednesday after all
Almora (hip) will start in left field and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Almora was initially excluded from the lineup after manager David Bell noted that the 28-year-old was dealing with hip tightness, but the Reds evidently saw enough progress from Almora during his pregame workout to include him in the lineup. Kyle Farmer will instead take a seat in the series finale while Almora picks up his fourth start in five games.... See More ... See Less
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