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Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. got married on his day off

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. got married on his day off

In the middle of the baseball season, there aren't many days off for big-leaguers.

So Albert Almora Jr. had to take advantage of the Cubs' first off-day since the All-Star Break.

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The Cubs rookie outfielder got hitched Thursday:

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Finally hitched! #MrsAlmora

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Almora, 22, swore off social media last year, but returned to post an Instagram of his fiancee and future baby earlier this week and then shared the Tweet and Instagram of his post-wedding photo.

No word on if he or his fiancee walked up to the altar with this song blasting.

Almora made his big-league debut last month and is hitting .265 with a .712 OPS while making highlight-reel plays in the outfield on a seemingly regular basis.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.