Rotowire: Apr 1 / 12:16p ET
News: Almonte has been optioned to Triple-A El Paso, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Almonte entered camp as a long shot to make the Opening Day roster given the Padres' flurry of offseason moves to fill the outfield with proven major league talent.
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 7:51p ET
News: Almonte is batting .208 in 24 at-bats this spring with five strikeouts and one RBI.
Impact: Almonte is a long shot at making the Padres' Opening Day roster, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Although Almonte is a switch-hitter that can play all three outfield spots, he does have minor league options and doesn't carry the hefty price tag that other Padres outfielders do, which makes the Padres less financially obligated to put him on the big league roster. Almonte is likely to start the season at Triple-A El Paso.