Top pick from '12 exits after sliding catch

March, 25, 2014
Mar 25
5:12
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora had to leave Tuesday's spring game against the Los Angeles Angels after making a sliding catch into the wall in left center field at HoHoKam Park.

Almora caught the ball hit by Collin Cowgill but stayed on the ground for several minutes as Cubs trainers raced out to attend to him. Almora was eventually able to get up and jog back to the dugout, but he was removed from the game with a bruised knee. The injury is not considered serious.

Almora, the Cubs' top pick in 2012, was hitting .462 this spring but was sent to minor-league camp earlier this month.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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