Cubs ink first-round pick Almora

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Posted Jul 9, 2012


The Chicago Cubs have inked first-round draft selection Albert Almora to a contact, Baseball America reports.

Albert Almora is officially a Chicago Cub.

The Cubs have signed their first-round draft selection to a contact which offers a $3.9 million signing bonus, according to Baseball America.

Almora was selected by the Cubs with the fourth overall pick in June's draft. He is the last of the Cubs' draft selections to sign a contract.

Almora is an 18-year-old outfielder. He had a scholarship offer to play at the University of Miami and reportedly considered accepting that offer.

The deal has not yet been announced by the Cubs organization.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. He currently resides on Chicago's north side.
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