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Ankle Healed, Almonte Turns Up In Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. – Late Thursday afternoon, the Trenton Thunder received an unexpected boost in their Eastern League playoff quest. Former Eastern League All-Star and outfielder Zoilo Almonte, who hit .277 (116-for-419) with 21 homers and 70 RBIs for the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate in 2012, walked into the Thunder clubhouse, beginning a Major League Rehabilitation Assignment. ...
Via Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte sprains ankle, headed to DL

Another day, another name to add to the disabled list for the New York Yankees. This time it's rookie outfielder Zoilo Almonte, who sprained his ankle by landing awkwardly on the first base bag during last night's loss to the Boston Red Sox.'s Bryan Hoch reports that X-rays on Almonte's ankle came back negative but manager Joe Girardi said he would still...
Via MLB Injury News
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Zoilo Almonte Off To A Nice Stat With The Yankees (With Sterling HR Call)

I never pay much attention to prospects in the Yankees farm system, and pay no attention to those who aren't even thought of as such. Zoilo Almonte falls into this second category so, I have always acted as if he were virtually non-existent.Imagine my surprise these last three games in which Almonte made appearances, including last night's game, his first Major League start...
Via Lady At The Bat
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: We got Zoilo Almonte

Zoilo Almonte.   Zoilo Almonte – courtesy of His name even sounds star-like, as the 24-year old Almonte made his first start for the New York Yankees last night in right field. It was about time that Vernon Wells road the bench, and that the Yankees give a switch-hitting rookie a shot at hitting big league pitching. Wells couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie leads Yanks past Rays

His day done, Zoilo Almonte stood in a corner of the Yankees' clubhouse and pulled out a cellphone. As his teammates showered up, got dressed and left, the rookie lingered in his dirt-smudged uniform, talking away. There was plenty for him to talk about. Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led New...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees 6, Rays 2

Zoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. Almonte started in place of slumping left fielder Vernon Wells and quickly delivered, a day after getting a pinch single for his first hit. The 24-year-old rookie was promoted from Triple-A this week, joining...
Via Fox Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Game 73: Zoilo’s big night

Rookie Zoilo Almonte receives a curtain call after his first career home run, his third of three hits in tonight’s win. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Tampa Bay Rays 2 — New York Yankees 6   Zoilo Almonte hit his first career home run in tonight’s 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki got the Yankees in good position to score right from the...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 1: Almonte shines to start the Spring

Photo: MLB Pressbox New York Yankees 8 — Atlanta Braves 3   Outfielder Almonte shined on offense and defense in the 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves to open Spring Training.   Early in Spring Training, defense isn’t as solid as you want and for the Atlanta Braves, this was evident. An error by third baseman Chris Johnson put outfielder Melky Mesa on base. Mesa would steal second...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: FULL alMONTE

AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: It was the other “Melk Man”, Melky Mesa who led the Yanks, going 2-for-3 with a homer, to a 5-4 victory over Pawtucket “Baby Red Sox” last night. Brandon Laird offered a double and a single. Baby Yanks scored 3 runs in the 7th, after Pawtucket went 1-2-3 in their half of the inning. Darnell McDonald reached 1B on an error by the shortstop that...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Zoilo’s Grand Slam Powers Thunder

  <a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7276\">Zoilo Almonte's grand slam sparked the Thunder victory (Photo Credit: Michael...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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