Royals claim Almonte off waivers from Indians

April 2nd, 2018

DETROIT -- The Royals designated for assignment right-handed pitcher and claimed former Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte off waivers on Monday.

was put on the 40-man roster. He was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Thursday.

Abraham Almonte, a 28-year-old switch-hitter, played in 69 games with the Indians last season, batting .233 with three home runs. He has played in parts of five Major League seasons with the Mariners, Padres and Indians.

In 16 games in 2017 between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, Miguel Almonte, 24, posted a 1.72 ERA. He was battling posterior shoulder soreness at the time of his designation.