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Almonte batted .333 in August

Abraham Almonte, despite starting the Gulf Coast League season just two for his first twenty-four, had a very strong offensive year. Part of the reason for the turnaround from his early season struggles, he says, was making the switch from second base to centerfield.

"I think did well this year, but not as good as I expected," Abraham Almonte said through the help of Manny Barreda translating. "I expected to run the bases a lot better and get more stolen bases, but my legs were tired coming out of Extended Spring Training. "That's why I got off to a slow start, not just base running, but in my entire offensive game. I was just really aggressive...

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