This morning the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll from the Charlotte Knights, their Triple-A affiliate. This is because the Sox brass had to put Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right (throwing hand) pinky.
How did this happen you ask? You may have heard about this little skirmish on the field a day or so ago...
Matt Albers knew something was wrong after he was involved in a benches-clearing brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
A day later, it was much worse.
The White Sox placed Albers on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a broken pinkie finger on his right hand. They also promoted right-hander Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte and designated...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago
According to CBS’ Jon Heyman, the Chicago White Sox have signed Matt Albers to a minor league deal, and according to Daryl Van Schouwen, Albers will earn up to $1.5 million if he makes the major league team.
At age 32, Albers threw just 10 innings but sported a nice .90 ERA. In his last full season in 2013, he posted 3.14 ERA and a 3-1 record with the Cleveland Indians.
CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox and reliever Matt Albers have agreed to a minor league contract.
The right-hander would get a get $1.5 million, one-year contract if he's added to Chicago's 40-man roster.
He was limited to eight appearances with Houston last season because of shoulder problems, and he gave up one run in eight innings.
Albers was 3-1 in each of the previous two seasons...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015
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...
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...
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
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...
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...