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Matt Albers

Matthew James Albers (born January 20, 1983, in Houston, Texas) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League ... More »Matthew James Albers (born January 20, 1983, in Houston, Texas) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. In 2001, Albers graduated William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas. That year, in the 2001 MLB Draft, the Astros took him in the 23rd round. Albers worked his way up through the minor leagues and started 2006 at Double-A Corpus Christi, where he went 10–2 with an 2.17 ERA. In late July of that year, 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. When Albers was sent back down shortly after the San Diego start, it was to AAA Round Rock. Albers returned to the Majors when rosters expanded on September 1. 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... [ Wikipedia ]

Albers rejoins Astros after paternity leave

ARLINGTON -- As expected, veteran reliever Matt Albers rejoined the Astros on Friday prior to the series opener against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. He had been on paternity leave after his wife, Tara, gave birth to a son, Mason James, on Tuesday in Houston. Albers, smiling ...

Fowler back with Astros, but not in lineup

" HOUSTON -- Astros relief pitcher Matt Albers will be placed on paternity leave Tuesday and will be replaced on the roster by right-hander Josh Zeid, who began the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, a source told MLB.com. Zeid is expected to be in Toronto for Tuesday's game against the ...

Astros' 'shifting' philosophy paying dividends

The team also went out and signed pitchers Feldman, Chad Qualls and Matt Albers, all of whom boast high ground-ball rates. So they may shift more with Feldman on the mound than, say, Jarred Cosart. "It's definitely something different and something that seems to be working," Listach ...

Fowler looks to return during Blue Jays series

TORONTO -- Right-hander Josh Zeid was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City for Tuesday's series opener against the Blue Jays after reliever Matt Albers was placed on paternity leave. Zeid, who has made one appearance with the RedHawks this season, understands that his stay with the ...

Astros' bullpen more reliable holding leads

The Astros tied for the Major League lead in blown saves last year, but the addition of veterans Matt Albers, Anthony Bass and Chad Qualls has enabled them to save leads so far in 2014. The majority of the runs the bullpen has given up have come in games that have been out of hand, one ...

A’s Reddick finds his bats, and swing, too

Two innings later, he pulled a two-strike pitch from reliever Matt Albers into right for another single. Neither helped produce a run – the A’s left 14 runners on base Saturday – and entered the ninth trailing 3-1. But after Jed Lowrie led off with a home run off Chad Qualls, the A’s ...

OAKLAND, Calif.: Qualls, Astros let lead slip away in 9th, A's win

Bass and Matt Albers got the Astros to the ninth still holding onto a 3-1 lead. "All week long I have been under the weather," Oberholtzer said. "The last two days were the roughest. I had to get out of bed, get into the hot tub and get ready to pitch. Sure it's tough, but that's ...

Royals rally, beat Astros 6-4 in 11 innings

Salvador Perez knotted the game up with a two-out, two-run single off reliever Matt Albers in the seventh. With Keuchel, a lefty, on the mound, Yost countered by sitting Moustakas and right fielder Nori Aoki. He inserted Valencia in at third and Justin Maxwell in right in hopes of ...

Ultimate Astros » Albers returns to club after wife successfully gives birth

ARLINGTON, Tex. — The first 10 days of the season couldn’t have gone much better for Astros reliever Matt Albers. He and his wife Tara welcomed their first child, Mason James, on Tuesday in Houston. Tara and Mason are both healthy, Albers said. He took a three-day paternity leave ...

Ultimate Astros » Matt Albers back from paternity leave; Josh Zeid optioned to OKC

Matt Albers is back with the Astros after being on paternity leave. To make room for Albers on the roster, Josh Zeid was optioned to Oklahoma City. Albers had not allowed a run in 4 1/3 innings before taking time off for the birth of his first child. Zeid appeared in two ...

Ultimate Astros » Astros support Albers, Zeid knows stay may be short

TORONTO — Reliever Matt Albers will be on the paternity list through the Astros’ three-game series with the Blue Jays so he can be with his wife Tara for the birth of their first child. Manager Bo Porter said the couple is expecting a boy. Righthanded reliever Josh Zeid is back in the ...

Ultimate Astros » Springer’s debut yields familiar result with extra-inning loss to Royals

After Omar Infante lined out to third, lefthander Kevin Chapman walked Eric Hosmer to load the bases and prompt a call to righthander Matt Albers. Perez greeted Albers with a two-run single through the left side to tie the score at 4. “It’s an important step because I think our ...

Ultimate Astros » Astros report: Grossman in 0-for-18 slump

It’s tough to do that at the beginning of the year, but at the same time, I haven’t really completely killed the team.” Relief pitcher Matt Albers has been granted paternity leave by the Astros. Righthander Josh Zeid will come up from Class AAA Oklahoma City to take Albers’ spot on the roster...

Ultimate Astros » Change in mechanics helping reliever Bass with control

( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle ) OAKLAND — While Matt Albers, Chad Qualls and Jesse Crain drew all the attention this winter as the Astros restocked their bullpen, Anthony Bass was a lesser known newcomer. The righthander who was acquired in a December trade with the Padres wasn’t ...

Cabrera, Bautista Homer, Blue Jays Beat Astros 5-2

... Houston placed RH Matt Albers on the paternity list and recalled Zeid from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Albers is expected to rejoin the Astros Friday when they begin a three-game series at Texas. ... Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes tested his sore left hamstring by running on a treadmill ...

Homer by Moustakas Lifts Royals Over Astros 6-4

A sharp groundball single by Perez off Matt Albers rolled just out of reach of a diving Marwin Gonzalez and into left field to score two and tie it at 4-4. The homer by Krauss put Houston up 4-2 in the sixth inning. Alex Gordon drew a one-out walk in the fourth inning before a single by ...

Chirinos' Leads Rangers Over Astros 1-0 in 12 Inns

... Astros RHP Matt Albers returned from paternity leave on Friday. His wife, Tara, delivered their first child, Mason James. ... The Rangers returned RHP Seth Rosin to the Philadelphia Phillies, who assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Rosin (1-0) was taken by the New York Mets in ...

Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them

But Cleveland relievers Rich Hill, Matt Albers, Smith and Chris Perez combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings, and the Indians rallied for four in the sixth inning and two in the seventh for a 6-5 victory. The flip side: The Angels trailed Seattle, 4-3, in the March 31 season opener when ...

Recap: Texas vs. Houston

The 5-3 lead held until the eighth, when Alex Rios doubled in a run off Matt Albers, who had replaced Astros starter Jarred Cosart. Cosart went seven strong innings, allowing just three runs on six hits while fanning eight. Chapman took the mound in the ninth and surrendered the lead ...

Anthony Bass

Bass was called on tonight in large part because Matt Albers was off on paternity leave. He's not much of a threat for future saves. Apr 10 - 10:30 PM Anthony Bass pitched a couple of scoreless innings in relief Tuesday against the Marlins. Bass has a 3.38 ERA and a 9/0 K/BB ratio in ...

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