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Almonte enters camp with clean slate

Abraham Almonte was on the edge of his seat during Game 7 of the World Series. That seat was in the stands at Progressive Field, where the Indians outfielder was among the fans. Almonte was the only member of the Cleveland crowd who was pulling for teammates, not just players.
2 days ago

Ryan Merritt to start first Cactus League game

Morning news and notes for Thursday, February 23, 2017. Ryan Merritt will take the mound first for the Indians in their first Cactus League game versus the Reds on Saturday. The real news here is not that Ryan Merritt is going first - he is one of 8 pitchers scheduled to go. The real news here is that Cactus League games start Saturday. Indians news Merritt gets ball first in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t sleep on Abraham Almonte

A stroll through the Indians outfield, Part I. The Cleveland Indians outfield is looking to be the most serious weak point going in the 2017 campaign. The rotation is stacked, the bullpen godly, the infield rife with All-Stars and studs, but the outfield is only question mark. That, of course, means it's interesting, so I'm going to take a tour of all the options facing the Indians...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Abraham Almonte demands to be taken seriously

Perhaps seriously is a bit much, but the guy is more fun to have around than he has any right to be. At least, I think so. It’s not often, and indeed usually not warranted, for a platoon outfielder to draw my attention like Abraham Almonte does. Perhaps it’s because his name is so delightfully alliterative, perhaps it was that steroid suspension that truly caught my eye. But...
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August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte suspended for 80 games

Abraham Almonte was suspended 80 games by Major League baseball for a failed drug test, he allegedly tested positive for some kind of performance enhancing substance. Almonte was expected to compete for a starting position in the Cleveland Indians in 2016.The Indians acquired Almonte in a deadline deal with the San Diego Padres last season for Marc Rzepczynski and outperformed the...
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians' Almonte accepts responsibility for failed drug test

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has accepted responsibility for the failed drug test that got him suspended for 80 games, but says he doesn't understand how the substance got into his body. The 24-year-old outfielder said Saturday he was surprised to hear the news from Major League Baseball. He said it was difficult to address the suspension in...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians’ Abraham Almonte suspended 80 games for PEDs

The PED Ogre has claimed yet another MLB victim as sacrifice. Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, according to Jordan Bastian of on Friday. OF Abraham Almonte suspended 80 games by MLB for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians outfield in deeper trouble after Abraham Almonte's 80-game PED ban

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.MLB said Friday that Almonte tested positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid generally used by veterinarians on horses.The 26-year-old outfielder will not be allowed to play in regular-season games until July, but...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch this Indians fan snag a screaming liner

The Cleveland Indians weren’t the only ones to go home winners on Tuesday night as a fan down the third-base line was right there with them. Watch as left-handed Abraham Almonte slaps a first-pitch fastball down the line, only to have the screaming liner absolutely speared by a glove-toting, bearded gentleman just beyond the edge of the tarp. One hell of a snag, right? Rick Manning...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Bats Struggle At The Top Of The Lineup

Almonte Sent out, Lineup Shuffled Again Despite a relatively potent punch in Robinson Cano and Corey Hart batting in the 3 and 4 holes respectively, the Seattle Mariners have continued to struggle getting guys on base in front of those two guys consistently. Centerfielder Abraham Almonte, had been batting in the leadoff spot the vast majority of the time.  Late last week M’s skipper...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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