Alber Almora Jr is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets.
On June 7, 2016, after Jorge Soler was placed on the disabled list, the Cubs decided to promote Alberto Almora to their active roster.
On June 8, 2016, he made the first start of his career in Major League Baseball (MLB) in left field against the Philadelphia Phillies. On his first fielding opportunity, he threw out a runner at home to complete a double play. This was his first MLB career start.
The day after that, he recorded his first hit in the major leagues. In Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, which took place on November 2, 2016, Almora came in as a pinch-runner for Kyle Schwarber, the designated hitter for the Cubs. Schwarber had started the top of the 10th inning with a lead-off single to right field.
Because Kris Bryant hit a deep fly ball out, a very unusual tag-up play was able to take place, which resulted in Almora moving from first base to second.
Ben Zobrist’s hit allowed Albert Almora to score the go-ahead run for the Chicago Cubs after Cleveland Indians pitcher Bryan Shaw had intentionally walked Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Almora was the player who scored the run.
What Number Is Albert Almora Jr?
Professional baseball center fielder Albert Almora Jr wears the number three (3) jersey for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB).