MATT ALBERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bullpen arms with velocity increasing with age

Was there ever an age when so many different bullpen pitchers pitched with such high velocity? Nowadays, it seems that every bullpen has three to five guys who can throw the ball 95 MPH or higher. It's crazy. I happened to think of this last night while watching Chad Qualls and Matt Albers of the Astros pitch. Both pitchers came in throwing gas. Qualls averaged 94.8 MPH on...
Via The Flagrant Fan
18 days ago  |  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

Matt Albers could be next bullpen defection for Indians

The Indians could be on the verge of losing another pitcher from their bullpen. Several teams have asked about free agent right-hander Matt Albers and at least one has reportedly offered him a two-year deal. One of the teams interested in Albers is believed to be an AL Central rival of the Indians, perhaps Detroit or Chicago. The Indians and Albers have talked mostly about a one...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Re-Sign Matt Albers?

Matt Albers was an interesting case in 2013, finishing the year with a 3.14 ERA in 56 games. Despite this perceived success, he was almost never used in significant situations. He came into just 15 games when the Indians were tied or had the lead and just 23 games that were within two runs. Albers was most often brought into the game during the sixth through eighth innings, when...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians activate RP Matt Albers

The Cleveland Indians have activated right-handed pitcher Matt Albers from the Restricted List. Albers, 30, is 1-0 in four appearances this season. In five innings pitched, he has allowed three earned runs, striking out four batters while walking three. He was placed on the Restricted List after his time on the Paternity/Medical Emergency List drew to a close. He will rejoin the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Matt Albers Transferred To Restricted List

MLB News: Matt Albers was transferred by the Cleveland Indians from the paternity list to the restricted list. Joining the paternity list back on the 12th in the anticipation of his child being born, the kid has decided to stick around mommies womb for a little while longer. FFLockerRoom wishes the Albers family all the best of luck in a healthy birth and in the future as well. If...
Via FF Locker Room
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians put RP Matt Albers on ‘family medical emergency’ list; make minor trade

Today the Indians announced that they have moved relief pitcher Matt Albers to the family medical emergency list. The move will allow Albers more time to be with his wife during the birth of their child. He can stay on that list until Friday. They also announced a trade- “The Indians completed a Minor League trade, acquiring CA CHRIS WALLACE from the Houston Astros in exchange...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Albers to be out longer, Berger traded

Today the Indians announced that they have transferred right-handed pitcher Matt Albers from the paternity list to the family medical emergency list. The paternity list allows a player up to three days of leave, so Albers would have needed to be activated on the roster today; however, he is not ready to return to the team. The family medical leave list allows a player to be out for...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Albers Surprised By Trade But Excited To Return To National League, Enter Playoff Race

Three hours before Tuesday's game, Matt Albers started packing up his belongings. The reliever had recently received word that he'd been shipped to the Diamondbacks in exchange for lefty Craig Breslow. While Albers has been traded in the past, this transaction caught him off guard. "I wasn't really expecting [it]," Albers said. "I've been traded before...
Via NESN.com
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Hey, Hey, Hey, Matt Albers is Back

The Red Sox have re-signed relief pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year $1.075 million contract.  Let's hope it is the first half Matt Albers and not the second half Matt Albers that will pitch for Boston next season.
Via Fenway West
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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