Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:19:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez and OF Albert Almora are unlikely to come up when rosters expand in September. Manager Dale Sveum doesn't see anyone being called up that isn't already on the 40-man roster. "The (Brian) Bogusevics and Sweeneys, and obviously (Donnie Murphy's) doing a heck of a job," Sveum said of the outlook for current roster players. "And yesterday's topic was getting (Anthony) Rizzo and (Starlin) Castro to where they go into the winter feeling a heck of a lot better than they did two days ago." OF Jorge Soler and 3B Mike Olt are both on the 40-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: Soler and Olt are your best options if you're speculating in NL-only leagues for the final month. They could contribute in deep mixed leagues, too, if they're given everyday playing time in the final month, but that's unlikely.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:06:37 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora (hand) broke the hamate bone in his left hand during a swing Thursday, March 14, and he is expected to be sidelined until mid-May. The injury was not believed to be serious, and Cubs officials said Friday, March 15, that Almora will have the bone removed. He is expected to resume baseball activities in three to four weeks.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:12:41 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora, the team's first-round selection in the 2012 draft, will report to the instructional league Monday, Sept. 17. He took batting practice at Wrigley Field prior to the game Friday, Sept. 14.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:18:43 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice OF Albert Almora. Almora will receive a $3.9 million bonus as part of the contract.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:23:40 -0700
Chicago Cubs' No. 6 overall draft pick OF Albert Almora isn't sure whether he'll sign with the team or attend the University of Miami. "I guarantee I'm ready for major league baseball, but we'll have to see what happens when it's time," Almora said.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:46:50 -0700
The Chicago Cubs select Mater Academy OF Albert Almora with the sixth overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft.