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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 out for third game with stiff shoulder

But the arms are getting thin down there right now, as right-hander Matt Albers missed his third consecutive game Thursday with soreness in his throwing shoulder, manager Bo Porter said. "Albers is one guy that's dealing with some shoulder stiffness," Porter said before the series ...

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 ...

Astros give Presley third straight start in left

" That being said, Porter said he feels comfortable using right-handers Chad Qualls and Matt Albers against lefties. "That's why we felt comfortable with just having one [lefty in the bullpen]," Porter said. "With that being said, even the one you have down there, they have to be able to ...

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 ...

Fantasy baseball News & Notes: Masahiro Tanaka impresses at Fenway Park

With Matt Albers dealing with shoulder tightness and Chad Qualls being Chad Qualls, Fields has the closer job all to himself in Houston. And hopefully, you don't need to own him. Whenever a guy is available on the wire who can provide saves, you almost always need to run out and get that ...

Porter's advice working wonders for Fields

" Fields has found himself a home in the Astros' close-knit bullpen and said veterans like Matt Albers, Chad Qualls and Jerome Williams are doing wonders for him. "These guys have really been looking out for us and taking us under their wing and taking care of us," Fields said. "It's ...

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 » 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 blasted by Athletics in latest loss

Oberholtzer’s short outing put extra stress on a bullpen that already was without Matt Albers, who missed his third consecutive game with right shoulder stiffness, and Josh Fields, who was given the day off after pitching in the previous three games. Clemens took over for Oberholtzer and ...

Ultimate Astros » Kyle Seager’s walk-off homer keeps Astros from series sweep

Reliever Matt Albers wasn’t available for a second straight game because of shoulder stiffness, perhaps contributing to Fields’ being used in back-to-back-to-back games. The ‘Stros opened the scoring in the second against M’s starter Chris Young with a two-out rally. Jason Castro’s ...

Donaldson Leads A's Past Astros 10-1

... Houston reliever Matt Albers wasn't available for a third straight game on Thursday because of tightness in his right shoulder. Porter said he doesn't think the problem is serious...

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 ...

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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