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Andrew Albers | Starting Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Andrew Albers has officially signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
The deal includes a $100,000 signing bonus. Albers, 27, had a 4.05 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 60 innings over 10 starts with the Twins last season and was likely on the outside looking in for a rotation spot this spring. The southpaw doesn't have much long-term upside, but he could surface again in the majors at some point. Jan 29 - 8:46 AM

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The KBO's Hanwha Eagles have agreed to a contract with Andrew Albers, reports Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors.

Albers, 27, had a 4.05 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 60 innings over 10 starts with the Twins last season. He jumped out to a 2-0 start by beginning his career with 17 1/3 scoreless innings but sharply regressed towards the mean thereafter. He's a soft-tossing Canadian control artist who wasn't in Minnesota's long-term plans because he doesn't have swing-and-miss stuff.
Jan 23 - 12:05 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that a "possible snag" has developed in the Twins' attempt to sell Andrew Albers to the Hanwha Eagles.

Berardino says it appears the Korea Baseball Organization club "failed to follow MLB protocol." It's not clear at this point if the deal is unlikely or just less likely at this point. Albers, 27, had a 4.05 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 60 innings over 10 starts with the Twins last season.
Jan 21 - 10:49 PM

Andrew Albers' agent, Blake Corosky, confirmed that a tentative deal is in place with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization, but the Twins still need to negotiate a buyout.

This confirms an initial report from Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net. Albers is coming off a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts with the Twins last season, but he was likely going to start 2014 in the minors.
Jan 21 - 1:48 PM

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Andrew Albers does not have an agreement with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization.

The Eagles are interested in Albers, but the two sides have yet to agree to a deal. Albers, 27, had a 4.05 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 60 innings over 10 starts with the Twins last season and could be in the mix for the fifth spot in the starting rotation this spring if he sticks around.
Jan 21 - 1:27 PM

Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports that left-hander Andrew Albers has signed with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization.

No official word yet from the Twins, who own his rights. Albers, 27, had a 4.05 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio in 60 innings across 10 starts with the big club last season. He would have been a long shot to end up with a rotation spot in 2014, so he has apparently found a better opportunity overseas.
Jan 21 - 12:47 PM

Andrew Albers was tagged for four runs over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Indians.

Albers was pulled after he loaded the bases in the sixth inning. The rookie southpaw struck out two and walked two in the loss. After winning his first two major league starts, Albers finished the year with five consecutive losses. He's unlikely to find his way back on the fantasy radar in 2014.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 12:24:00 AM

Andrew Albers was tagged for eight runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings by the A's on Friday night.

The Twins made three errors while Albers was on the mound, putting him at quite the disadvantage. Still, it was his second straight rocky outing and he's gone seven straight without a win since throwing a shutout in his second major league start.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 01:51:00 AM

Andrew Albers fired seven shutout innings, scattering four hits, in a no-decision against Toronto on Sunday.

He struck out five and walked none. Albers has taken a circuitous route to his 2-2 record, 3.35 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in seven starts. He jumped out to a 2-0 start by beginning his big league career with 17 1/3 scoreless innings, but went 0-2 in his next four starts and allowed exactly five runs in three of those outings. Albers is a soft-tossing Canadian control artist who will always walk an extremely thin line to success because he doesn't have swing-and-miss stuff. He's struck out merely 20 batters in 45 2/3 innings, but has walked only three in that stretch. Albers has a date with the Rays in Minneapolis on Friday.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Andrew Albers pitched well in a losing effort against the Royals on Wednesday, surrendering three runs (two earned) on six hits over his seven innings of work.

Albers struck out two without walking a batter in the game. All of the damage against him in this contest came via the long ball, with Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each knocking one over the boards. Albers continues to impress, posting a 2.92 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 13/3 K/BB ratio through his first 37 innings with the Twins. He’ll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Astros in Houston on Monday.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 11:18:00 PM

Andrew Albers was tagged for five runs over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Albers held the Tigers to two runs over the first six innings, but things unraveled for him in the sixth before he was pulled in favor of Josh Roenicke, who gave up a game-tying three-run homer. After beginning his career with back-to-back scoreless outings, the rookie left-hander has allowed five earned runs in consecutive starts. We're not banking on a return to fantasy relevancy.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Andrew Albers was shelled for five runs in seven innings Saturday as the Twins fell to the White Sox.

The regression monster was bound to come biting at some point. Albers dominated the Royals and Indians in his first two major league starts but the wheels fell off for him on Saturday night. He's not to be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Andrew Albers pitched a two-hitter Monday in the Twins' 3-0 victory over the Indians.

That's 17 1/3 scoreless innings in two starts for Albers, who has toyed with Kansas City and Cleveland over the last week. While there's good reason for skepticism going forward here, he has a pretty easy assignment coming up against the White Sox next. It'd be worth seeing if he can keep it up.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Andrew Albers threw 8 1/3 shutout innings in his major league debut to help the Twins beat the Royals 7-0 on Tuesday.

What a first impression. The 27-year-old southpaw was lights out, holding the Royals to just four hits and a walk. He's been good at Triple-A Rochester this year so the performance doesn't come as a complete surprise, but not many expected him to cruise past a very hot Royals club with such ease. He'll look for an encore performance at the White Sox on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 12:57:00 AM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Andrew Albers from Triple-A Rochester.

The 27-year-old southpaw has had an impressive season at Triple-A, posting a 2.86 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 116/32 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings. He'll be taking Scott Diamond's spot in the Twins rotation and could be worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues as a matchup play.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 12:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
1B1Nick Evans
2Brett Pill
3Jesus Guzman
4Mauro Gomez
LF1Fred Lewis
RF1Nick Evans
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Albers
2Miles Mikolas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luis Mendoza