Albert Almora Jr. was forced to exit the game after colliding with the outfield wall.
Albert Almora Jr. was forced to exit the game after colliding with the outfield wall.

WATCH: Albert Almora Jr. crashes face-first into outfield wall


by - Senior Writer -

NEW YORK — While playing for the Chicago Cubs, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was known as a fearless defensive player who would throw caution to the wind when attempting to make difficult catches. Now a member of the New York Mets, Almora lived up to that reputation by crashing face-first into the outfield wall at Citi Field on Tuesday.

Almora went all out in an effort to catch a drive hit to deep center field and was shaken up after colliding with the padded wall. Adding insult to injury, he was unable to make the catch, resulting in a leadoff triple for right fielder Austin Hays. After being evaluated by trainers, Almora was removed from the game with the Mets trailing the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 in the top of the eighth.

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