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Andrew Albers | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Minnesota Twins
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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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. Oct 24 - 1:56 PM

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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.
Oct 17 - 6:36 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.
Sep 4 - 7:02 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.
Aug 30 - 11:28 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.
Aug 26 - 5:27 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.
Aug 25 - 5:05 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.
Aug 14 - 4:01 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.
Aug 13 - 10:03 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).
Aug 11 - 5:21 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.
Apr 27 - 4:52 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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2John Ryan Murphy
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2Daniel Palka
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Engelb Vielma
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Fernando Romero
8Felix Jorge
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Pat Light
8JT Chargois
9Ryan O'Rourke
10Glen Perkins