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Cubs place Almora on family medical emergency list

The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on the family medical emergency list and recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa.


Reuters United States
Updated: 16-07-2018 02:12 IST
Cubs place Almora on family medical emergency list

The team did not disclose the reason for Almora's absence. (Image Credit: Reuters)

The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Albert Almora Jr. on the family medical emergency list and recalled infielder David Bote from Triple-A Iowa.

Almora, 24, leads the team with a .319 batting average to go along with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 86 games. He also has shined defensively with a .988 fielding percentage in center field, where coaches and teammates routinely have praised his ability to track down fly balls in the gap.

Bote, 25, hit .300 with one home run and nine RBIs in 19 games earlier this season with the Cubs. This is his fourth stint with the team this year.

The team did not disclose the reason for Almora's absence. He must miss at least three days but no more than seven days as part of the designation, according to Major League Baseball rules.

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