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Cubs | Ian Happ gets a break

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:53:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ian Happ is out of the lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Sept. 9. OF Albert Almora Jr. will take his place in center field.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Albert Amora starting

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:40:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF/INF Ben Zobrist and OF Albert Almora Jr. will start Thursday, Aug. 31, in place of OFs Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber not starting

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:36:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants. OF Albert Almora will start in his place and bat second.

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Cubs | Trio of Cubs getting the day off

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:01:27 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber, OF Jason Heyward and 2B/OF Ben Zobrist are absent from the starting lineup Wednesday, April 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OFs Jon Jay, Albert Almora and Matt Szczur are in left, center and right field, respectively.

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Cubs | Albert Almora returns

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:10:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora was recalled from Class AAA Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler back from DL

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is being activated from the disabled list Friday, July 22, according to a source. Fowler has been out of the lineup since he was injured June 18. RP Spencer Patton and OF Albert Almora will be sent to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler may be a little rusty with some time off, so it's understandable if you're hesitant to throw him back into seasonal lineups immediately. But he's been a boon to fantasy owners with his .290/.398/.483 slash line and seven home runs, 41 runs, 28 RBI and six steals. Almora is a promising youngster who was the casualty of a stacked roster. He showed well, hitting .265 with two homers and nine RBI but has an uphill battle to climb for playing time moving forward. He should be kept in most dynasty leagues, however.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Albert Almora playing center field

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:50:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora will bat eighth and start in center field against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese Sunday, July 10.

Fantasy Tip: Almora is batting .269 with six doubles, a home run and six RBI through 67 at-bats this season and is worth considering as a value play for daily fantasy contests.

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Cubs | Two Cubs idle Saturday

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14:19:27 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Saturday, July 2, with C Willson Contreras in left field and hitting fifth, and OF Chris Coghlan is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras has a .318-3-10 line on the season in what was supposed to be a watch-and-learn scenario. Now he's hitting in the heart of the order, and he's a good catcher to use against Bartolo Colon. Cogs has struggled all year and isn't worthy of the flyer.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward sitting vs. Mets

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:30:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting ninth against New York Mets SP Steven Matz Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward has been seeing the odd night off against southpaws, so sub him out where you can in seasonal leagues. He started to trend in the right direction in June with a .260/.339/.390 slash line, 13 runs, three home runs and eight RBI. There is five-category upside, if you can grab him on the cheap for the summer months. Almora is a potential flier in daily contests Thursday, and at this point, he should be owned in all cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues because of his respectable .776 OPS and semi-regular starts.

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