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Cubs prospect Albert Almora breaks hamate bone

Mar 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Albert Almora

Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora, who was the sixth overall pick in June’s draft, announced via Twitter last night that he broke his hamate bone.

Carrie Muskat of reports that the wrist injury occurred while Almora took swings in minor-league camp and will probably keep him out of game action until mid-May.

Almora signed for a $3.9 million bonus and hit .321 with a .795 OPS in 33 games at rookie-ball during his pro debut last season as an 18-year-old, which got him the No. 33 spot on Baseball America‘s annual prospect rankings coming into this season.

Once healthy he figures to begin this year at low Single-A.

  1. Gobias Industries - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Mmmmm, ham. Oh you said hamate. Never mind.

  2. erikwhipstrip - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    I have a innovative product that can help prevent Hamate Bone fractures and assist/speed up the recovery time back to swinging a bat for those who suffered the injury…

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