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Colorado Rockies: What should they do with Yency Almonte?

DENVER, CO - APRIL 8: Relief pitcher Yency Almonte #62 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on April 8, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Yency Almonte had a great year for the Colorado...
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Rockies' Yency Almonte: Another sim game on tap

Almonte (hand) will throw another simulated game in St. Louis this weekend, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Almonte's simulated game Tuesday went well, so he'll complete another throwing session this weekend. If his next simulated game goes well, the right-hander could be in consideration for a rehab assignment in the near future. Almonte has been sidelined since April 29 due to a right hand contusion.
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Colorado Rockies injury updates: Yency Almonte and Brendan Rodgers

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black has provided updates on two players currently on the injured list. Here is the latest injury news on Colorado Rockies pitcher Yency Almonte and infielder Brendan Rodgers. Let’s start with Almonte, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 29 with a right...

Justin Lawrence recalled, Yency Almonte to 10-day IL

Colorado has poured on the roster changes today. Within hours of announcing the Matt Adams/Sam Hilliard swap (and Ashton Goudeau DFA), the Rockies have made an additional move in the bullpen. Reliever Yency Almonte has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a contusion on his throwing hand, after...

Rockies' Yency Almonte: Working on mechanics

Almonte (hand) will work on his mechanics while he's on the 10-day injured list, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Almonte has struggled out of the bullpen early in the season, and he's posted a 12.46 ERA and 2.31 WHIP in 8.2 innings. His right hand contusion is considered minor, but manager Bud Black said that the injury provided a convenient point to take Almonte out of action. Black said Friday that he isn't sure whether Almonte will be able to return after spending the minimum of 10 days on the injured list, and it appears as though his return timetable will depend on the progress he makes with his mechanics while he's sidelined.

Rockies' Yency Almonte: Headed to injured list

Almonte was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hand contusion Thursday. Almonte has contributed 8.2 innings out of the Rockies bullpen this season, though he accrued a 12.46 ERA and 2.31 WHIP in that span. Justin Lawrence was recalled in a corresponding move.

Rockies' Yency Almonte: Fires perfect inning Thursday

Almonte pitched a perfect fourth inning while failing to strike out any batters in Thursday's spring loss to the Cubs. Almonte made his second relief appearance of spring training Thursday and only required six pitches to retire the side in the fourth inning. Daniel Bard appears to be the favorite to earn save chances early in the season, but Almonte hopes to be in contention for late-game opportunities in 2021, Thomas Harding of reports. "Any other baseball player would probably say the same thing -- you want to have that big role," Almonte said. "Whether you get it or not, you have to shoot for it. And that's something that I think I can handle." The right-hander has displayed confidence in his fastball, slider and changeup to begin the spring and has allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings during his two relief appearances in Cactus League play.