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Cubs roster move: Albert Almora Jr. placed on family emergency list, David Bote recalled

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Almora missed Saturday’s game, too.

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There was a hint that something was up with Albert Almora Jr.’s family via this tweet sent Saturday night:

So Almora wasn’t even around when the Cubs blew out the Padres Saturday night. And now, the Cubs won’t be shorthanded today:

The family emergency list is essentially the same as the bereavement list. Players must be on this list for a minimum of three days and maximum of seven. With the All-Star break coming up, the Cubs didn’t want to be shorthanded for one more day, and Almora can be back for the beginning of the second half Thursday. Here’s hoping all is well with him and his family.

David Bote is hitting .300/.388/.425 (12-for-40) in 19 games with the Cubs this year, with two doubles, a home run and two stolen bases. This covers three different stints with the major-league club. And, he’ll be in the starting lineup today at third base, with Kris Bryant playing right field. A full game preview with lineups for both teams will post shortly, at 1 p.m. CT.