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Andrew Albers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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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. Apr 27 - 4:52 PM

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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

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
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 02:52:00 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.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 08:51:00 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.
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

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