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.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:42:43 -0800
The Cleveland Indians traded OF Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Dec. 11, and they acquired SP Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the three-team trade. The Reds also added INF Jason Donald from the Indians, while sending minor-league SS Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks. The Indians sent RP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson to Arizona, and added RP Matt Albers and P Bryan Shaw.
Fantasy Tip: Choo moving to the Reds is a tremendous boon for his fantasy value. He has five-tool ability, and can be a great add early on draft day in NL-only formats, and mixed leaguers will certainly want to target him in the early to middle rounds. He'll be a consistent source of runs scored in a more potent lineup.
Bauer is the key piece for the Indians, as they get a potential cornerstone pitcher. He will be a great addition to their rotation, but keep in mind he might struggle for victories with a lineup that isn't looking too potent. In mixed leagues, he'll certainly be worth an add in the middle to late rounds for his potential, and he remains a must-have in long-term keeper formats.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:01:13 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired OF Scott Podsednik and RP Matt Albers from the Boston Red Sox for RP Craig Breslow.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:32:10 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are not trying to trade away SPs Josh Beckett or Jon Lester, according to general manager Ben Cherington. However, they are willing to deal C Kelly Shoppach, OF Ryan Sweeney and RPs Matt Albers and Andrew Miller. RPs Clayton Mortensen and Junichi Tazawa are also candidates to be traded.