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Andrew Albers | Starting Pitcher | #58

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 10 (0) / SD
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Braves signed LHP Andrew Albers to a minor league contract.
The 31-year-old southpaw appeared in six games for the Twins in 2016, registering a troublesome 5.82 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in 17 innings. With the ability to start and pitch out of the bullpen, it's a nice depth signing for the Braves. Sat, Dec 24, 2016 02:02:00 PM

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Andrew Albers has elected free agency.

Albers was pushed off the Twins' 40-man roster last week and took the option of testing the open market. The left-hander holds an underwhelming 4.41 ERA in 79 2/3 career innings at the major league level.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Twins sent LHP Andrew Albers outright to Triple-A Rochester.

He's no longer on the 40-man roster. Albers made six appearances -- two starts -- with the Twins this season, holding a 5.82 ERA.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Andrew Albers was saddled with a no-decision in Sunday's 12-inning loss to the White Sox, yielding five runs (three earned) on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Opposing starter Anthony Ranaudo allowed a whopping nine runs, but Albers failed to come away with a win nonetheless. Four of the five runs on his line scored over the first two innings. This was Albers' second major league start since 2013. He has surrendered nine runs (six earned) on 12 hits over 6 2/3 in the two combined outings. A home start against the Indians shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 07:02:00 PM

Andrew Albers lasted just two innings Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in a loss to the Indians.

Albers' first start in the majors since 2013 didn't go very well, as the Twins handed him a 2-0 lead and then a 4-1 lead and he coughed them both up. The Twins need to have Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey learn at the big league level, but they're the Twins, so they'll probably give Albers another shot on Sunday versus the White Sox.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Andrew Albers is penciled in to start Tuesday versus the Indians.

Albers will be available if needed in relief until then, but the plan is to slot him into the rotation. It will be his first start in the majors since 2013.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:27:00 PM

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

The Twins have taken a beating the past few days and could use a fresh arm out of the bullpen. The veteran left-hander made one appearance for Minnesota earlier this month, allowing five runs (three earned) over six innings in a lopsided loss to Houston. He'll work in long relief.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Twins optioned LHP Andrew Albers to Triple-A.

Albers allowed five runs -- three earned -- over six innings in a relief appearance last week. He'll represent organizational depth.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Twins designated LHP Andrew Albers for assignment.

Albers was added to the roster as an extra bullpen arm for Wednesday's double header. He's likely to pass through waivers where he'll continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for the Twins.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 10:03:00 AM

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

He'll take the roster spot left by Buddy Boshers (elbow inflammation). Albers has done a fine job in Rochester this year, going 9-5 with a 3.51 ERA in 19 starts for the Red Wings. For his career, the 30-year-old left-hander holds a 4.02 ERA across 11 big league appearances (10 starts).
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Twins signed LHP Andrew Albers to a minor league contract.

Albers has had himself quite the baseball journey. He was selected by the Padres in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft and would eventually find his way to the Twins system. In 2013, he started 10 games for the Twinkies and held a 4.05 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio across 60 innings. Albers spent the 2014 season in the Korea Baseball Organization before earning another major league shot with the Blue Jays in 2015. Now back with the Twins, he will serve as minor league depth until they need an extra arm.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Blue Jays sent LHP Andrew Albers outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Albers holds a 4.33 ERA over 11 starts for Buffalo this season.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Andrew Albers to Triple-A Buffalo.

Albers was only with the Jays for one day as emergency bullpen depth and will immediately head back to Buffalo. He should get another opportunity with the Jays at some point during the season.
Fri, May 1, 2015 10:48:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Andrew Albers from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays needed another relief arm and Albers gives them some length. He has posted a 3.09 ERA over four starts at Buffalo this season.
Fri, May 1, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Alexis Brudnicki of the Canadian Baseball Network reports that the Blue Jays will call up Andrew Albers prior to Friday's game against the Indians.

It's not clear whose roster spot he'll be taking, but the Jays' bullpen is in need of reinforcements after Daniel Norris lasted just three innings Thursday. Albers has posted a 3.09 ERA over four starts at Triple-A Buffalo. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013.
Fri, May 1, 2015 10:17:00 AM

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SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
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LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
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R1Jim Johnson
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3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
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6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
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10Paco Rodriguez
11Jacob Lindgren
12Jordan Walden
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