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Kane County with a collective uh-oh...Albert Almora tweets he sustained a broken hamate bone in the distal wrist today.
Not a good day! Broke my Hamate bone!
Sun-Times scribe Gordon Wittenmeyer writes that the injury occurred while swinging a bat and Almora will get surgery on this injury.
...he broke the hamate bone, presumably in his left hand. It’s a fairly common injury in hitters’ bottom hand. Almora broke the bone swinging a bat and will require minor surgery. The Cubs said he will need three-to-four weeks before resuming baseball activity. Almora is projected to open the season at Class A Kane County, and he’ll begin on the disabled list. He should return to game action in late May.
The hamate is a small bone in the distal or 2nd row of wrist bones just below the 4th/5th metacarpal (ring and little finger side hand bones). The bone has an unusual shape with a hook configuration. The fractures occur most commonly in the connection between the base of the bone and the hook. ...
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Like most Cub Fans, I had a mild heart attack when I first heard about Albert Almora's hamate thing.Anything in the hand or wrist is usually a nightmare and I immediately thought of Derrek Lee.But I read about Almora and the hamate bone here at TCR, saw the videos, was kinda relieved.Then I read Dale Sveum's quote and (I never do these shorthands, but here goes) LMAO.If I...
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Here is the Cubs lineup for the televised game:
Hooray. I'm interested in Castro. That's all...
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MESA, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him since Feb. 27, getting a single and a walked Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs' 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Castro, who hurt his left leg in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, walked against Jorge De La Rosa leading off the first, singled in the third and came out...
After two weeks out with a hamstring injury, Starlin Castro was happy to be back on the field.
Even if it was only for three innings.
Sidelined since Feb. 27, the All-Star got a single and walked Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs' 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Castro, who hurt his left leg in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, walked against Jorge De La Rosa leading off...
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