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Matt Albers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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White Sox activated RHP Matt Albers from the 15-day disabled list.
Albers made eight rehab appearances to show the Sox he was ready. The reliever has been on the shelf since late April due to a fractured pinkie. Jul 19 - 10:56 AM

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Matt Albers (finger) worked a scoreless inning in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

Albers needed just 10 pitches to complete the inning, which included a strikeout. He'll need at least one additional appearance before he's ready to rejoin the White Sox. Expect to see him back in the bullpen in Chicago next week.
Jun 27 - 9:50 AM

Matt Albers (finger) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

He was cleared for game action after getting through a simulated game Tuesday with no issues. "It felt good, so I think I'm on track," Albers said. The reliever is expected to make at least two rehab appearances before being activated.
Jun 23 - 10:16 PM

Matt Albers (finger) threw a bullpen session on Monday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since he had surgery on a fractured pinkie back in early May. Albers is hoping to return prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 15 - 4:28 PM

Matt Albers (finger) had pins removed from his right pinkie and is rehabbing the finger.

The White Sox expected him to resume throwing soon, but nothing concrete has been set. Albers has been out since late April after sustaining a fractured pinkie during the team's brawl with the Royals.
Jun 3 - 6:43 PM

Matt Albers underwent surgery for his finger injury and will be sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks.

Albers was placed on the disabled list April 25 and his finger hadn't improved much over the last 10 days. The right-handed reliever can now be ruled out until at least mid-June. He injured his finger in Chicago's brawl with the Royals on April 23.
May 5 - 5:45 PM

White Sox placed RHP Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list with a finger injury.

He sustained the finger injury during Thursday's brawl with the Royals. It's a tough break for the White Sox, who are short on reliable arms in the bullpen. It's unclear at the moment how much time Albers may miss.
Apr 25 - 1:26 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Matt Albers from Triple-A Charlotte.

Albers was able to avoid any physical issues this spring and will open the season in a middle relief role. He boasts a 2.63 ERA in his last 133 1/3 major league innings, but shoulder problems have plagued him.
Apr 5 - 3:54 PM

Matt Albers and Geovany Soto have been informed that they've made the White Sox' Opening Day roster.

Neither move comes as a surprise, as they both basically just had to stay healthy this spring and they were going to make the team. Albers held a 5.14 ERA this spring but struck out nine over seven innings, while Soto hit .286/.444/.500 with one homer. Albers will work in middle relief, while Soto will back up Tyler Flowers.
Mar 31 - 7:12 PM

White Sox signed RHP Matt Albers to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll earn $1.5 million if he makes the big league roster. Albers made only eight appearances at the major league level last season because of a shoulder issue, but he appears healthy now and reached 91 mph during an audition for teams earlier this month. The veteran reliever pitched well in 2012 and 2013 and could be a solid middle relief option for the Pale Hose if he can stay healthy.
Feb 13 - 11:03 AM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians watch Matt Albers' throwing session Tuesday.

12 teams were reportedly in attendance to watch him throw. Albers, who spent 2013 with the Indians, was limited to just eight appearances with the Astros last season due to shoulder issues. However, he's healthy now and latch on with someone soon.
Feb 11 - 9:50 AM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Matt Albers threw in front of 12 teams Tuesday in Houston.

He reached 91 mph during the session. Albers made only eight appearances at the major league level last season because of a shoulder issue, but a recent MRI came back clean. He's hoping to land a deal prior to spring training. It's worth noting that the Astros were not in attendance for Tuesday's throwing session.
Feb 11 - 8:21 AM

According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers will attend Matt Albers' showcase for teams on February 10 in the Houston area.

Albers made only eight appearances at the major league level last season because of a shoulder issue, but he's claiming to be fully healthy now. The 32-year-old right-hander has posted good numbers in the past as a middle reliever and could be a nice late-offseason addition for some team. Detroit can certainly use some bullpen depth.
Feb 4 - 5:17 PM

Matt Albers (shoulder) will have a showcase for teams on February 10 in Houston.

Albers was limited to eight appearances in 2014 due to shoulder problems, so he wants to prove his health. The 32-year-old capable of being a useful middle reliever, so someone will likely take a chance on him assuming he's feeling good. Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN notes that the Twins are open to adding another bullpen arm.
Jan 28 - 9:24 AM

Matt Albers (shoulder) has been throwing since December 1 and is expected to throw for teams next month.

Albers was limited to eight appearances in 2014 due to shoulder problems and the Astros declined his $3 million option for 2015 after the season. He's just turning 32 this month and has had success in the past in a middle relief role, so he's a worthwhile gamble if healthy.
Jan 13 - 11:26 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Geovany Soto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Tyler Saladino
2Gordon Beckham
LF1Melky Cabrera
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam LaRoche
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jeff Samardzija
3Jose Quintana
4John Danks
5Carlos Rodon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Zach Putnam
3Jake Petricka
4Zach Duke
5Dan Jennings
6Daniel Webb
7Matt Albers
8Nate Jones