by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4:41 pm ET) The Yankees recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday before beginning a series against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old was batting .297 with six homers, 36 RBI and a .789 OPS over 68 games at Triple-A.
Almonte, a switch-hitter, will be used as an extra outfielder off the bench and in pinch-running situations.
Almonte had a hit in all eight games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and batted .355 with two homers and a league-high seven RBI. He's batting .293 on the season, but the switch-hitter is batting .299 against righties and .273 against lefties.
Almonte sent out by Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) The Yankees made three roster moves on Wednesday prior to playing against Philadelphia in Grapefruit League action. New York optioned pitcher Adam Warren, infielder Corban Joseph and outfielder Zoilo Almonte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Yankees like mark of Zoilo
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is expected to be sidelined the next 10 weeks after suffering a fractured right forearm during Sunday's Grapefruit League against Toronto, leaving the team scrambling to find a replacement in left field. New York is expected to search internally for possible candidates, including Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera. But what about blossoming outfield prospect Zoilo Almonte, who blasted a home run in his first spring game Saturday? "Theres going to be guys here who are going to get to play a lot," manager Joe Girardi said. "Well have to try to figure out what were going to do. Is it a situation where its a guy who plays every day? Is it a platoon situation? Theres some things were going to have to look at."
Almonte homers for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Yankees outfield prospect Zoilo Almonte homered during his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday against the Braves. Almonte started in right field in the game and went 1 for 3 with a two-run homer off Jordan Walden in the third inning. He also struck out in the game for the Yankees.