Dominican Republic outfielder Abraham Almonte (33), who had agreed to a contract with the LG Twins but failed due to a problem in a medical test, signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.
On the 17th (Korean time), the Mets announced the news of the minor league contract with Almonte through their official website. 안전놀이터
Almonte made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2013 and is a switch hitter.
Almonte’s career record in the major leagues is a batting average of 0.235, 24 home runs, 118 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.676 in 455 appearances.
He played only 15 major league games this season with the Boston Red Sox, but played 80 minor league triple-A games with a batting average of 0.293, 18 home runs, 66 RBIs and an OPS of 0.951.
LG, who finished the regular season in second place this season but lost to Kiwoom Heroes in the playoffs, saw Almonte’s strengths in both contact and long hitting power, and pushed for a contract, and agreed to a contract worth $800,000 in total.
However, in a medical test conducted in the US, parts that did not meet LG’s standards were found, and the contract agreement with Almonte was eventually withdrawn.
Since then, Almonte has been looking for a new team, and through a minor contract with the Mets that day, he is aiming to join the big leagues again.