LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As the Braves spend the next few days determining who will enter the season as their backup outfielders, they will no longer consider Zoilo Almonte to be a candidate.
Almonte cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. The 25-year-old seemingly had the benefit of being out of Minor League options. But after watching him hit .245 with just one extra-base hit in 49 at-bats during the Grapefruit League season, the Braves were willing to take the risk of having another club claim him off the waiver wire.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.