The Kane County Cougars, in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, said outfielder Albert Almora has been placed on the 7-day disabled list, retroactive to August 5, with a groin injury.
Albert Almora, considered the next savior in franchise history, will see his spot filled by Catcher Neftali Rosario who has been activated from the disabled list.
Albert Almora (1st Round, 6th overall 2012) has played in 61 games this season since joining the Cougars on May 21. He leads the team with a .376 on-base percentage and .329 batting average, and has hit 3 home runs with 23 RBI. Albert Almora, 19, carries the distinction of being the initial first round selection made by the Theo Epstein regime after it took over the Cubs’ baseball operations in the Fall of 2011. The player with elite fielding and hitting instincts has certainly not disappointed the Cubs’ brass.
Albert Almora has established a reputation as a team leader, not of the vocal variety but one who comports himself so professional...