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Al Alburquerque | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Charlotte.
Alburquerque held a 3.60 ERA over 11 appearances for the Royals this season before being released. He'll be used in middle relief. Sep 8 - 2:25 PM

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White Sox signed RHP Al Albuquerque to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old right-hander was released by the Royals last week after registering a 3.60 ERA and 9/6 K/BB ratio across 10 innings. He'll add bullpen depth for the White Sox.
Aug 5 - 12:34 AM

Royals released RHP Al Alburquerque.

He was removed from the 40-man roster last week and is now out of the organization altogether. Alburquerque is now 31 and hasn't pitched very well for a few years now.
Jul 30 - 8:38 AM

Royals designated RHP Al Alburquerque for assignment.

Alburquerque has posted a 3.60 ERA and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 10 innings with the Royals this season. He can elect free agency if he wants.
Jul 24 - 7:29 PM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Omaha.

Alburquerque was cleared from the 40-man roster in May, but he's back again to pitch out of the Royals' bullpen. The 31-year-old owns a 6.75 ERA through five relief appearances in the majors this year.
Jul 3 - 3:04 PM

Royals sent RHP Al Alburquerque outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Alburquerque was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Sunday after posting a 6.75 ERA in five relief appearances. He can refuse the outright assignment and become a free agent.
May 23 - 6:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Al Alburquerque for assignment.

Alburquerque held a 6.75 ERA over five relief appearances. Mike Francesa's favorite player could clear waivers.
May 21 - 10:43 AM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Omaha.

The right-hander had a 2.63 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 12/4 K/BB ratio through 13 2/3 innings this season with Omaha. He will work in middle relief for the Royals.
May 10 - 3:38 PM

Royals reassigned RHP Al Alburquerque, RHP Malcom Culver, C Zane Evans, and INF Humberto Arteaga to minor league camp.

Alburquerque was in Royals camp this spring on a non-guaranteed minor league deal and posted a 4.15 ERA across 8 2/3 innings in the Cactus League. It looks like right-hander Peter Moylan will get the final spot in the Kansas City bullpen.
Mar 27 - 1:58 PM

Royals signed RHP Al Albuquerque to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

After being a late-game staple in the Tigers' bullpen for several years, Albuquerque spent most of the 2016 season in the minor leagues, compiling a 3.74 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 35/17 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings primarily at Triple-A Salt Lake (Angels) and Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners). When he's right, he has a devastating slider and can be a weapon in the late innings, but command has always eluded him.
Jan 7 - 12:14 PM

Mariners signed RHP Al Alburquerque to a minor league contract.

This deal was actually agreed upon last week. Alburquerque was released by the Angels on August 13 after posting a pedestrian 3.80 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 26/13 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake. The 30-year-old right-hander is now working out of the bullpen at Triple-A Tacoma.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Angels released RHP Al Alburquerque.

The Angels needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Andrew Bailey. Alburquerque has had a so-so year in the minor leagues, contributing a 3.80 ERA in 24 outings for Triple-A Salt Lake. He's made two appearances in the majors this season but none since June.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 09:21:00 PM

Angels optioned RHP Al Albuquerque to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The right-hander was with the club for just a couple of days as an extra bullpen arm, allowing one run in two innings of work. He'll assuredly get another opportunity with the big league club this summer.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Mike Francesa's favorite reliever is back in the big leagues. Alburquerque has pitched exclusively at the Triple-A level this season, posting a 2.49 ERA and 25/10 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Angels sent RHP Al Alburquerque outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Alburquerque was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. He's spent the entire year at the Triple-A level.
Tue, May 24, 2016 05:35:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Nick Delmonico
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Alen Hanson
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Lucas Giolito
5Carson Fulmer
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Minaya
2Jake Petricka
3Gregory Infante
4Chris Beck
5Aaron Bummer
6Mike Pelfrey
7Danny Farquhar
8Al Alburquerque
9Jace Fry
10Nate Jones
11Zach Putnam