Almora Out 3-4 Weeks With Hand Injury


Injuries bite ass. Big time.

Mar 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum prior to the spring training game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

The latest victim of the current Cubs injury plague is No. 1 draft pick Albert Almora who has broken his hamate bone on Thursday in minor league camp.

While hamate bone breaks aren’t too serious, it’s most certainly not the type of news you want to hear from one of your top prospects. He’s expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks after undergoing surgery today.

He seems to be in high spirits:

Not that this news will have any real implications on the major league squad, but it will delay Almora’s development even if just slightly. It’s just a crummy occurrence.

Not much can be done now. Almora will heal and resume baseball when ever he can.