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Albert Almora injury: Cubs prospect breaks small wrist bone

The Cubs' top pick in the 2012 Draft will be out of game action until May.

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If Cubs fans want to catch a glimpse of top prospect Albert Almora at a minor-league game, they're going to have to wait a couple months. The 18-year-old center fielder broke the hamate bone in one of his wrists while taking a swing at minor-league camp on Thursday, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.

Though not considered a serious injury, Almora will be sidelined for three to four weeks to allow his hand and wrist to heal. He should be back out on the field by mid-May.

Selected by the Cubs with the sixth overall pick in last year's draft, Almora signed with the club for $3.9 million, a little over the allotted slot value of $3.25 million. The young outfielder appeared in 33 games at Rookie and Low-A ball for the Cubs once the two sides came to their agreement, and hit .321/.331/.464 with two home runs, 12 doubles, and a triple in 145 plate appearances.

Along with Cuban slugger Jorge Soler, Almora is expected to be a major part of Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein's plan to restock the organization. He should be back on the field and making his way up the minor-league ladder in no time.

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