8/7 Almora to DL
The Cubs’ 2012 first-round pick Albert Almora has been placed on Kane County’s seven-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 5, because of a groin injury. Catcher Neftali Rosario has been activated from the disabled list. Almora has played in 61 games with Kane County since joining the team May 21. He leads the team with a .376 on-base percentage and .329 batting average, and has hit three home runs with 23 RBIs. The Cougars are currently carrying three outfielders (Jose Dore, Reggie Golden and Oliver Zapata) although Willson Contreras, while primarily used as a catcher this season, was in right field on Sunday and played 16 games as an outfielder last season with Short-A Boise.