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Royals claim Almonte off waivers from Indians

April 2, 2018

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

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

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.