Yency Almonte

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Yency Almonte, no one paid attention to it. Almonte was another Dodger reaffirmation project, and he became an important Dodger reliever. The Dodger must retain the services of Almonte even though he suffered an elbow injury.

Before coming to the Dodgers, Almonte was only a sinker-ball pitcher. Since the opposing hitters knew what was coming, they hit Almonte hard. The Dodger organization added both a devasting slider and a sometimes-used “high hard one.”

During the 2022 season, Almonte had a 1.02 ERA. Before deciding Game 4 in the NLDS against the San Diego Padres, he had no bad outing. In the playoffs before Game 4, Almonte dominated the Padres, getting many striking outs.

Almonte should be an integral part of the Dodger bullpen for many years to come.

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