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Almonte Still Adjusting in Tampa

Almonte has gotten off to a slow start in Tampa

The promotion from Charleston to the Tampa Yankees came as a surprise to Zoilo Almonte, but the 21-year-old from Santo Domingo is doing everything he can to earn his spot. Posing a threat at the plate, on the base path and on defense, Almonte is a complete player that can bring a lot to the organization.

"He definitely has potential," said Tampa Yankees hitting coach Julius Matos. "He has a very strong arm, he's a good defender, he runs well and he can steal some bases. He has the complete package." Almonte, who signed with the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2005, put together some solid numbers in the South Atlantic League this season, batting .278 with 35 RBI and 33 runs scored in...

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