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Sunday Notes: Cleveland’s 18-hit CG, Ortiz, Murakami, more

Last week’s column mentioned that Reggie Cleveland was the last native of Saskatchewan to win a big league game prior to Andrew Albers doing so two years ago. The 1981 decision wasn’t his most-notable feat. On September 25, 1977, he allowed 18 hits in a complete-game win. Pitching for the Red Sox, the right-hander allowed […]
Via Fangraphs
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays send Dalton Pompey, Andrew Albers to Triple-A

CLEVELAND (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned rookie outfielder Dalton Pompey and pitcher Andrew Albers to Triple-A Buffalo. Pompey opened the season as Toronto's center fielder, but batted .183 and struck out 22 times in 83 at-bats. The 22-year-old switch hitter stole two bases. Albers, whose contract was purchased from Buffalo before Friday's game, gave up a three-run homer...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays option Daniel Norris to Triple-A Buffalo

CLEVELAND (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays optioned rookie left-hander Daniel Norris to Buffalo on Friday and purchased left-hander Andrew Albers' contract from the Triple-A club. Norris was 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts for the Blue Jays. He pitched three scoreless innings against Cleveland on Thursday night, but threw 78 pitches and didn't come out for the fourth. Toronto used...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays option rookie LHP Daniel Norris to Triple-A

CLEVELAND (AP) The Blue Jays have optioned rookie left-hander Daniel Norris to Triple-A Buffalo. Norris was 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts for Toronto. He pitched three scoreless innings against Cleveland on Thursday night but threw 78 pitches and didn't come out for the fourth. Toronto used four relievers to complete the 5-1 win. The 22-year-old Norris was Toronto's second...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of the Park Baseball 16: The World’s Best Sports Simulator

Let me start by saying this: Out of the Park Baseball 16 is everything that I have ever hoped for from a baseball video game. As someone who hopes to work in the field of Baseball Operations after college, OOTP offers me all the tools possible to simulate how being a General Manager would feel. From the full rosters that extend from the Majors to a team’s international complex...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Twins Historically Bad Rotation (Again)

The Minnesota Twins rotation was historically bad in 2013. Their starting pitchers authored a 5.26 ERA and a 12.4 percent strikeout rate at a time when the major league average strikeout rate for a starting pitcher was just a shade under 19 percent. Relative to the major league average, it was the worst strikeout rate ever. In the offseason, the Twins overhauled their rotation...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Minnesota Twins

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (10) | 2012 (19) | 2011 (13) | 2010 (6) | 2009 (22) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [66-96] AL Central AAA: [77-67] International League – Rochester AA: [66-76] Eastern League — New Britain A+: [79-56] Florida State League – Fort Myers A: [88-50] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids Graduated Prospects Oswaldo Arcia (OF); Aaron...
Via Razzball
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins release Andrew Albers to play in South Korea

The Minnesota Twins have released left-hander Andrew Albers, allowing him to sign with a South Korean team. The Twins announced Thursday the 28-year-old Albers cleared waivers. He will join the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization. Albers went 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins last season, throwing 8 1-3 scoreless innings in his major league debut Aug....
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Albers could pitch in South Korea in 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Albers doesn't speak a lick of Korean, but he might have to learn quickly. A team from South Korea, the Hanwha Eagles, remains interested in the Twins left-hander. Albers said Friday that nothing was finalized yet as talks between the clubs were still ongoing, but it sounds as if there's a good chance Albers could pitch in Korea in 2014. "It's one of those things...
Via Fox Sports North
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Albers appears headed to Far East

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins pitcher Andrew Albers could soon be Korea-bound. Albers has been in talks to play for the Hanwha Eagles of South Korea, his agent Blake Corosky, confirmed Tuesday. The 28-year-old Albers made his major league debut with Minnesota this past season and was 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins. Corosky said the Eagles initially contacted the Twins about...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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