- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/4/1994 (25)
The Colorado Rockies have optioned reliever Yency Almonte back to Triple-A and recalled infielder Pat Valaika. Almonte was touched up by the Marlins on Friday, though both runs he allowed were the unearned variety thanks to an error by DJ LeMahieu. Almonte made two appearances in relief during his short stint with the big league club, but after a couple strong games by Colorado starting gave some of the regular relievers some much-needed rest, Almonte was sent packing in exchange for an extra infielder. Don't be surprised if Almonte makes another major league appearance later this season.
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Yency Almonte got his first chance to face major league hitters on Thursday, and it was flawless. Almonte was the only Rockies pitcher to appear in the game who didn't allow a hit, and his inning was the only relief inning in which a run didn't score. Almonte was a mediocre Triple-A starter, but perhaps the bullpen could be his calling. His numbers from the minors aren't encouraging, but he certainly wouldn't be the first pitcher to transition to relief and suddenly become dramatically more effective. Fantasy owners in holds leagues should take a wait-and-see approach though.
The Colorado Rockies have summoned pitcher Yency Almonte from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday. Almonte is likely going to slot into a relief role since Colorado's bullpen continues to be atrocious overall. Unfortunately, Almonte was not very effective in Triple-A, racking up a 6.27 ERA this season. He also allowed home runs in all four of his most recent starts, but with the state of the Rockies bullpen, they've reached the point of throwing just about any new body out there to see if it works. Fantasy owners should avoid him for now.