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Scouting Yanks Prospect #44: Abraham Almonte

The Yankees signed then second baseman Abraham Almonte out of the Dominican Republic back in 2005. Since that time he has become an outstanding outfielder who proven to be a very disciplined hitter with plus speed and natural leadership abilities, but after shoulder surgery and nagging hamstring injuries, he is one who has had a hard time staying healthy.

Vital Statistics: Name: Abraham Almonte Position: Centerfield DOB: June 27, 1989 Height: 5'11" Weight: 185 Bats: Both Throws: Right "It was hard for me because I never thought that [I would get hurt]," Almonte told PinstripesPlus.com towards the end of the season. "It's like, everything in baseball you have to make adjustments on trying to find a way to feel better and take advantage of all...

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