Albers with the Boston Red Sox
|Chicago White Sox – No. 34|
January 20, 1983 |
|July 25, 2006, for the Houston Astros|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||4.20|
Matthew James Albers (born January 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Cleveland Indians.
- High school career 1
Professional career 2
- Minor leagues 2.1
- Houston Astros 2.2
- Baltimore Orioles 2.3
- Boston Red Sox 2.4
- Arizona Diamondbacks 2.5
- Cleveland Indians 2.6
- Second stint with the Houston Astros 2.7
- Chicago White Sox 2.8
- Pitching style 2.9
- References 3
- External links 4
High school career
In late July 2006, the Astros called him up to the Major Leagues. Albers pitched a few games in relief, then made his first Major League start against the San Diego Padres on August 3, 2006.
In 2006, Albers was named Texas League Pitcher of the Year.
Albers got his first Major League win on May 5, 2007 against the Cardinals when he pitched seven and a third innings without giving up a run.
After being a starting pitcher for two years. Albers was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on December 12, 2007 as part of the Miguel Tejada trade. In the middle of the 2008 season he was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Boston Red Sox
On December 16, 2010, Albers signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox.
On December 12, 2011, Albers signed a one-year deal to return to Boston, thus avoiding arbitration.
On December 11, 2012, Albers was traded along with RP Bryan Shaw and SP Trevor Bauer to the Cleveland Indians as part of a three-way deal involving the Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. Drew Stubbs went from the Reds to the Indians, the Arizona Diamondbacks received RP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson from the Indians, and SS Didi Gregorius from the Reds . The Cincinnati Reds received RF Shin-Soo Choo, IF Jason Donald, and $3.5 million from Cleveland.
Second stint with the Houston Astros
On December 16, 2013, Albers signed a one-year contract worth $2.45MM that comes with a club option for 2015. Houston declined his 2015 option on October 9, making him a free agent.
Chicago White Sox
On February 13, 2015, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. On April 22, 2015, Albers was involved in a bench-clearing brawl against the Kansas City Royals. Albers suffered a fractured finger trying to escape the francas, which placed him on the 15-day disabled list.
- Tribe deals Choo to Reds, gets Bauer from D-backs
- "Cleveland Indians reach 1-year deal with John Axford; Matt Albers signs with Astros Retrieved February 23, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)