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Cubs First-Round Pick Almora: ‘My Main Priority Now Is College’

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(WSCR) This isn’t what you want to hear from the player you just selected with the sixth-overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.

The Cubs were left scratching their heads as their first-round selection Albert Almore, who is represented by hard-nosed agent Scott Boras, told the Chicago media about his desire to play college baseball.

“My main priority now is college,” Almora said on a conference call. “I just graduated high school and I have a full scholarship to the University of Miami, and that’s all I’m looking forward to right now.

“But we’ll have to see what happens when it’s time (to talk contract). I’m ready to play for the majors leagues … In my mind right now, I trust my opinions and I know what I can do on the field. That’s not the priority right now. The priority right now is we have to let the process play out and let the cards fall where they have to fall.

“I can’t control that. That’s something that Chicago (management) has to talk to (within) their organization and come to an agreement (with Boras).”

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