Braves outright OF Almonte to minors after he clears waivers
Because he had been outrighted previously, Almonte can opt for free agency. The Braves announced the move Tuesday night, shortly after beginning a spring game against Houston.
The 25-year-old Almonte is a former New York Yankees prospect who signed with the Braves after spending most of the 2014 season in the minors. He was expected to contend for a spot in left field but hit only .245 with four RBIs.
The Braves now have 35 players in their big league camp.