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Astros decline option on Albers

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have declined a $3 million team option for right-hander reliever Matt Albers. The team will pay $200,000 to buy out the contract of Albers, who appeared in eight games this year before missing the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Houston also outrighted first baseman Jesus Guzman and left-hander Rudy Owens off the team's 40-man roster. Guzman...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Matt Albers, Josh Zeid

The Houston Astros (43-64) have been struggling all season with various injuries and their luck does not look like it will be getting better anytime soon.  Rookie outfielder George Springer took batting practice for the first time on Tuesday, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Pitchers Matt Albers and Josh Zeid will continue to be on the disabled list indefinitely, but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler, Matt Albers, Jesse Crain

The Houston Astros don’t expect to get center fielder Dexter Fowler, relief pitcher Matt Albers or relief pitcher Jesse Crain back off the disabled list anytime soon, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com:#451656120 / gettyimages.comFowler has been on the disabled list since June 27 with an intercostal strain in his right side. The Astros hoped Fowler would be fully recovered following...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury updates on Astros' Matt Albers and Jesse Crain

The Houston Astros have had little to cheer about on the field this season, finishing the first quarter of the season with a record of 13-27, last place in the American League West. The Astros have been equally inept offensively and on the mound, ranking 27th in runs scored and in ERA. There is hope for some good news on relievers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain, who are battling...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Matt Albers dealing with shoulder tightness

The Houston Astros are off to a 7-14 start, last in the American League West. They are 29th in runs scored and 26th in ERA. But the Astros have played better of late, winning their last two on the road against the Seattle Mariners. There is some concern with relief pitcher Matt Albers, who has shoulder tightness. He is unavailable tonight and his status for tomorrow is up in...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros, Albers complete $2.45M, 1-year deal

The Astros have finalized a $2.45 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Matt Albers. The 30-year-old Albers gets $2.25 million next season under Tuesday's agreement, and Houston has a $3 million option for 2015 with a $200,000 buyout. He 6-2 in 119 appearances over the last two seasons with a 2.77 ERA, including 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 56 appearances for Cleveland...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros sign Matt Albers to one-year deal

The Houston Astros have signed relief pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year deal. Albers began his career with the Astros and is coming off a strong season with the Cleveland Indians where he compiled a 3.14 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP in 56 games. The 30-year-old Albers should begin the season in a set-up role for the Astros. He will make $2.25 million in 2014 while his contract includes an...
Via Tireball.com
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Indians Matt Albers could be the next member of bullpen to leave

Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that several teams have shown interest in free agent Tribe right handed reliever Matt Albers. Hoynes believes one of the teams strongly interested in the 30 year old rihty could be division rivals Detroit Tigers or the Chicago White Sox. Albers made $1.75 million in his only season with the Tribe after coming over from Arizona...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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