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Andrew Albers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. May 1 - 10:48 PM

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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.
May 1 - 3:23 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.
May 1 - 10:17 AM

Blue Jays prospect Andrew Albers brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning Tuesday for Triple-A Buffalo.

He took the loss, but only because Pawtucket starter Brian Johnson was equally dominant. Albers has pitched in 86 minor league games across five seasons, recording a 26-12 record during that span. He got a cup of coffee with the Twins in 2013, going 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in ten starts. The 29-year-old pitched in Korea during the 2014 campaign.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 22 - 2:52 PM

Blue Jays reassigned LHP Andrew Albers to minor league camp.

Albers may still get some Grapefruit League appearances, but he will not be on the Blue Jays' active Opening Day roster. The 29-year-old left-hander signed a minor league contract with Toronto in mid-December after spending the 2014 season in Korea.
Mar 12 - 8:51 AM

Blue Jays signed LHP Andrew Albers to a minor league contract.

The deal presumably includes an invitation to spring training. Albers, 29, posted a 4.05 ERA over 10 starts for the Twins in 2013 before spending last season in Korea. He's merely organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca writes that LHP Andrew Albers has not yet made a decision on where he plans on signing.

This counteracts a report from late Tuesday night by Robert Murray, which indicated that Albers had signed a contract with the Blue Jays. Nicholson-Smith wrote that talks of a signed contract were "premature." Albers spent 2014 with the Hanwha Eagles of Korea, but the club declined his 2015 option. The 29-year-old posted a 4.05 ERA in 2013 for the Twins. He may well end up signing with the Blue Jays, but it's not set in stone quite yet.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Blue Jays signed LHP Andrew Albers to a minor league contract.

The deal presumably includes an invitation to spring training. Albers, 29, posted a 4.05 ERA over 10 starts for the Twins in 2013 before spending last season in Korea. He's merely organizational depth.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports that Andrew Albers has drawn interest from "a number of big league organizations."

Albers spent the 2014 season with Korea’s Hanwha Eagles, but he became a free agent when the club declined his 2015 option. Nicholson-Smith says the left-hander is looking for a split contract with incentives. Albers, 29, posted a 4.05 ERA over 10 starts for the Twins in 2013 but struck out only 25 across 60 innings.
Source: Sportsnet
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:10:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 08:46:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 12:05:00 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.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:49:00 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.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 01:48:00 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.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 01:27:00 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.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 12:47:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3Jonathan Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Kevin Pillar
CF1Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Miguel Castro
3Aaron Loup
4Preston Guilmet
5Roberto Osuna
6Liam Hendriks
7Jeff Francis
8Andrew Albers