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‘I withdrew my contract with LG…’ In a big turn, I found a new team in the US again

It is a great reversal. As he failed to pass the medical test, he failed to enter the KBO League. After that, he knocked on the door of the American stage again, and eventually signed a minor league contract, allowing him to continue his dream of challenging the major leagues. This is the story of Abraham Almonte (33, Dominican Republic).

On the 17th, the New York Mets officially announced on their website that they had signed a minor league contract with Almonte.

Al Monte made his major league debut in 2013 with the Seattle Mariners. He is a switch hitter who can stand on both sides of the plate. He appeared in 455 major league games, posting a batting average of 0.235, 24 home runs, 118 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.676.

In the minor leagues, he participated in 1054 games and recorded a career batting average of 0.274 (1081 hits in 3944 bats), 100 homers, 515 RBIs, 703 runs, 827 strikeouts, 546 walks, a slugging percentage of 0.433 and an on-base percentage of 0.363.

In the 2022 season, he only appeared in 15 major league games with the Boston Red Sox. In the minor league Triple A, he played 80 games and posted a batting average of 0.293, 18 homers, 66 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.951.

In fact, Almonte is a foreign hitter who almost played for the LG Twins. Earlier this month, LG announced it had signed a deal with Almonte for a total value of $800,000. However, a variable occurred. The medical test results caught the ankle. 토토

A part that did not meet the standards of the LG club was discovered, and it was eventually decided to withdraw the contract agreement. The details of the reason were not disclosed to each other under an agreement between the two sides.

Cha Myung-seok, general manager of LG, said, “Almonte withdrew the contract because it did not meet our standards in the medical test.” I will bring a better foreign hitter.”

After failing to join LG, Almonte immediately looked for a team he could play in the United States. And on this day, as he signed a new minor contract with the New York Mets, he could continue to aim for his big league challenge.