Albert Almora Jr.

Albert Almora Jr.

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/190 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Hialeah, Florida
College: None
Draft: 2012 1st round (6th pick) by the
  • The Canadian Press

    New York hosts Chicago, looks to build on Walker's strong outing

    Chicago Cubs (38-29, first in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (34-25, first in the NL East) Flushing, Queens; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Robert Stock (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Mets: Jacob deGrom (6-2, .56 ERA, .53 WHIP, 103 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Taijuan Walker. Walker threw seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts against Chicago. The Mets are 19-6 in home games in 2020. New York hitters

  • LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record
    The Canadian Press

    LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks can match dubious road record

    A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ENDLESS ROAD The beleaguered Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 21 straight on the road, one short of the major league record. Arizona can match a dubious mark shared by the 1963 New York Mets and 1943 Philadelphia Athletics when it plays the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. Merrill Kelly (2-6, 5.14 ERA) pitches for the Diamondbacks against Anthony DeSclafani (6-2, 3.09), who tossed a two-hit shutout versus Washington last Friday. Arizon

  • Altuve hits grand slam in 10th, Astros rally past Rangers
    The Canadian Press

    Altuve hits grand slam in 10th, Astros rally past Rangers

    HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve belted a grand slam in the 10th inning and the Houston Astros, saved by Carlos Correa’s tying homer in the ninth, beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night to give manager Dusty Baker quite an exciting birthday gift. After Texas drove in the automatic runner in the top of the 10th for a 3-2 lead, Rangers rookie reliever Demarcus Evans (0-2) walked Myles Straw and pinch-hitter Jason Castro to load the bases with no outs in the bottom half. Altuve then launched his soa