Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:04:43 -0800
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said RPs Jesse Crain, Chad Qualls and Matt Albers will be considered for closer this year, along with RP Joshua Fields. The team would ideally prefer to have one closer, but it may not be that way to start the year. Experience-wise, Qualls may have a leg up. Porter wants his closer to be able to induce weak groundballs, as well.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:42:44 -0800
The Houston Astros are thought to still have interest in RP Jose Veras despite their signing of free-agent RP Matt Albers to a one-year contract on Monday, Dec. 16.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:09:29 -0800
The Houston Astros agreed to a one-year, $2.45 million deal with free-agent RP Matt Albers (Indians) Monday, Dec. 16. The contract includes a $3 million option for the 2015 season with a $200,000 buyout.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:40:53 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have been interested in re-signing free-agent RP Matt Albers, but talk has mostly been about a one-year deal. Several teams have asked about Albers, and at least one team has offered a two-year deal. That team is believed to be an American League Central Division rival, perhaps the Detroit Tigers or Chicago White Sox.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:46:27 -0700
The Cleveland Indians reinstated RP Matt Albers from the restricted list Monday, April 22, and designated RP Fernando Nieve for assignment in a corresponding move.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:16:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians RP Matt Albers could be activated from the restricted list Monday, April 22, according to manager Terry Francona.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:13:31 -0700
The Cleveland Indians moved RP Matt Albers to the restricted list Friday, April 19.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:14:24 -0700
The Cleveland Indians recalled P Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus Friday, April 12, and activated 1B Jason Giambi (back) from the 15-day disabled list. Also, RP Matt Albers was put on the paternity list and P Corey Kluber was optioned to Columbus.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:45:09 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Matt Albers is considered a leading candidate for a spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:55:36 -0800
The Cleveland Indians avoided arbitration with RP Matt Albers Friday, Jan. 18, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.75 million deal.