Cubs Shut Albert Almora Down for Remainder of the Season

According to a report from Wayne Randazzo, Albert Almora has returned to his home in Florida and will not be rejoining the Kane County Cougars for the last 11 games of the season.

Albert Almora was placed on the 7-day DL on August 9 with a groin injury. The Cubs were hoping he would only miss 10-14 days at the time. Almora is a candidate to play in the Arizona Fall League, a move that would help one of the top prospects in the system make up the time he has missed this year due to injury. Randazzo reported Almora would likelybe healthy enough to participate in fall instructs and/or the AFL.

Albert Almora put together a good season after beginning the year on the shelf recovering from surgery to remove the broken hamate bone from his left hand.

Almora hit .329/.376/.466 in 61 games for the Cougars with 17 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 17 walks and 30 strikeouts in 272 plate appearances. The 19-year old played a very good centerfield and put up a .842 OPS.

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