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34 Matt Albers RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/225 | Birthdate: 1/20/1983 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: San Jacinto Coll. TX (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $1,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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White Sox place Matt Albers on disabled list


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The White Sox placed pitcher Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list, after he suffered a compression fracture in a finger on his pitching hand.

Albers suffered the injury during the team's brawl with Kansas City. The team believes he will be able to return at the end of the 15 days. 


White Sox purchase three contracts for Opening Day


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The White Sox have officially added pitcher Matt Albers, second baseman Micah Johnson and catcher Geovany Soto to the Opening Day roster by purchasing their contracts, the team announced Sunday.

Johnson was named the starting second baseman earlier in the day and will bay ninth in the lineup Monday. He hit .339 with three doubles and six RBI in 59 plate appearances this spring. Soto will serve as the backup catcher and hit .265 with three doubles and six RBI in 34 plate appearances.


Geovany Soto, Matt Albers win spots on White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Catcher Geovany Soto and pitcher Matt Albers have won spots on the White Sox and are expected to be placed on the active roster, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Soto hit .286/.444/.500 with one home run in 28 spring at-bats. Albers posted a 5.14 ERA and 9:3 K:BB ratio in seven innings.


Matt Albers signs minor-league deal with White Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Reliever Matt Albers signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He will receive an invite to spring training.

Albers missed most of last season due to a shoulder injury, posting a 0.90 ERA in eight relief appearances for Houston. He had a 3-1 record with a 2.39 ERA in 2012 with Boston and Arizona, and a 3-1 record and 3.14 ERA in 2013 with Cleveland.


Indians attended Matt Albers' throwing session


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) The Indians were in attendance for Matt Albers' throwing session on Tuesday, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. 

Albers missed most of last season due to a shoulder injury. He's attempting to sign on with a club prior to camps opening. Albers has a history with Cleveland manager Terry Francona. He pitched for Francona in both Cleveland and Boston over his career. Twelve teams reportedly attended Albers' session.

Albers has a 4.42 career ERA over 515 1/3 innings. 


Matt Albers throws for teams on Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Former Astros pitcher Matt Albers held a throwing session in Houston on Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle

Albers was shut down early last season due to a shoulder injury, but is hoping to catch on with a team before camps open. The Astros declined an option on Albers earlier in the offseason, making him a free-agent. Albers reportedly hit 91-92 mph during the session. He had an MRI on his shoulder two weeks ago, which came back clean. The Astros did not attend Albers' throwing session.

Albers pitched 10 innings with the club last season before his injury. He owns a 4.42 ERA over 515 1/3 career innings.


Astros check in on Barry Zito


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) The Astros watched Barry Zito's throwing session on Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Zito is attempting a comeback after not pitching in the majors since 2013. It's unclear how many teams attended Zito's session on Tuesday, but it's believed at least four or five teams have seen Zito thus far. The Astros are said to be looking for a back-of-the-rotation starter, but are considered a long-shot to sign the 36-year-old Zito.

Matt Albers also held a throwing session on Tuesday, but Houston did not attend his workout. 


Report: Matt Albers to throw in Houston on Feb. 10


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Wanting to prove his health, free-agent pitcher Matt Albers will hold a throwing session Feb. 10 in Houston, reports 1500ESPN.

Albers was shut down last season because of shoulder tendinitis after throwing 10 innings for the Astros. All teams were invited to the session.


Report: Matt Albers expects to hold pitching showcase in February


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Free agent pitcher Matt Albers, who did not pitch after April 21 last season because of shoulder tendinitis, has been throwing since Dec. 1 and is expected to showcase for teams in early February, a source told FOX Sports.

Albers posted a 0.90 ERA in eight relief appearances for the Astros last season. Albers, who will turn 32 years old on Jan. 20, is 6-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 127 relief appearances since 2012.


Report: Matt Albers to begin throwing in February


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) Free-agent pitcher Matt Albers plans to start throwing bullpens in February, according to SB Nation.

Albers season ended prematurely due to a shoulder injury. He'll showcase himself in February in hopes that he can get signed prior to spring training. Albers pitched 10 innings in the majors last year.


Astros make a few roster decisions Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) The Astros announced Thursday they outrighted first baseman Jesus Guzman and pitcher Rudy Owens off the 40-man roster. The team also announced it declined the $3 million team option on pitcher Matt Albers' contract.

Astros lose veteran relievers for season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Astros owner Jim Crane Astros relievers Jesse Crain and Matt Albers are likely done for the season with shoulder injuries, per the Houston Chronicle.

"Crain's not going to pitch," Crane said. "Albers ... got hurt. We didn't get any production from [either of them]."

Albers has a club option for $3 million for 2015. Crain is a free agent after this season, but has expressed an interest in returning to Houston.


Matt Albers will throw bullpen session Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Astros reliever Matt Albers will throw a bullpen on Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Albers has been sidelined since April 22 due to right shoulder tendinitis and remains hopeful of playing again this season.

"I'm feeling good," Albers said. "I'm feeling a lot better. I threw a 20-pitch bullpen on Friday, and it went pretty well. I'll throw another one tomorrow and increase intensity. I'm feeling pretty good, and hopefully I'll be on the way back this year."

Matt Albers begins mound work


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Astros reliever Matt Albers tossed 15 fastballs during a bullpen session Saturday, as he continues to work his way back from a right shoulder injury.  

Albers, who has been out since April 22 due to tendinitis, reported no setbacks in talking to the Houston Chronicle about the session Monday. He has been beset by setbacks during his recovery from this particular injury.

"The last couple times, I've kind of got off the mound, I kind of had a setback, so I feel like I've progressed where I can get off a mound," he said. "It's been a little bit. It felt good, came out good. (Sunday brought) no issues. I feel pretty normal."

Albers has no timetable for a possible return, but hopes to be back by the end of August, in a best-case scenario.

"My main goal is just to be able to get back healthy," Albers said. "I think if I can come back - even if it's a month, a little over a month of pitching - if I'm back to where I am, that's really important to go into the offseason knowing I'm over this injury and I can get back and have a normal offseason."


Matt Albers to resume throwing Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Astros pitcher Matt Albers is scheduled to throw off a mound Friday, MLB.com reports. He has been on the disabled list since April 22 with shoulder tendinitis.

"I've been feeling pretty good," Albers said. "I think I felt pretty good a couple of times and then when I got off the mound, I had a setback. Hopefully, this time we're making sure I stretch it out and get some extra throwing in before I get back off the mound, but it's feeling pretty good right now."

Albers added that he expects to throw at 70-75 percent intensity Friday in order not to push himself too hard as he attempts to return from a lengthy injury.


Matt Albers hoping to throw bullpen next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Astros reliever Matt Albers has been playing catch from 100-120 feet as of late, and is hoping to throw a bullpen session at some point next week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Albers has been sidelined since April 22 with right shoulder tendinitis. It would be his first bullpen session since June.

"I just want to take a little bit longer to get off a mound just to make sure and then I'll take a few days off in between there and play catch and give my arm a little rest, which I think has helped," Albers said.

Astros make moves involving two right-handers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) The Astros have optioned reliever Anthony Bass to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for promoted infielder Gregorio Petit. They have also transferred fellow right-hander Matt Albers to the 60-day disabled list.

Matt Albers, Jesse Crain could start throwing on mound in 10 days


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters that he hopes that relievers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain will be able to throw on a mound in the next 10 days, according to MLB.com.

Albers has been sidelined since April 22 with right shoulder tendinitis, while Crain is working his way back from biceps tendinitis surgery performed in October.

"It's one of those things it's taken so much longer than I, or they, originally anticipated that it's hard to put a specific date on it," Luhnow said. "They are progressing, and neither has had any sort of setback in a while, which is good news, but we're taking it very slow because we really don't think we can afford any more setbacks. It would probably cost us the rest of the season if that occurs."

Matt Albers starts throwing from 90 feet


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Astros reliever Matt Albers was able to throw from a distance of 90 feet prior to Friday's game against the Red Sox, the Houston Chronicle reports. Albers, who has been sidelined since April 22 with right shoulder tendinitis, hopes to progress from a flat ground to a mound session at some point next week.

Matt Albers 'letting it go pretty good'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/22/2014) Astros reliever Matt Albers, who's been on the DL since April 22 with right shoulder tendinitis, has recently made significant progress in his rehab at the team's spring training facility, reports MLB.com.

"I've been throwing," he said. "This whole last week I've been getting out to 100 feet and feeling a lot better and letting it go pretty good. I think now it's a matter of building up to be able to get into games. I'm still not quite there, but feeling a lot better."

Albers will start throwing in the bullpen this week in advance of a minor-league rehab assignment.

"I don't know the exact dates," he said. "I'm going to go on how I feel. It's definitely improving and getting closer, which is a good sign."


Matt Albers to throw bullpen sessions this week


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/22/2014) Astros pitcher Matt Albers said he's feeling a lot better and hopes to start throwing bullpen sessions on the homestand that starts Tuesday, reports the Houston Chronicle. Albers has been dealing with shoulder tendinitis.

Matt Albers, Anthony Bass could return before All-Star break


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/10/2014) Astros relievers Matt Albers (shoulder) and Anthony Bass (intercostal) continue to rehab in Florida and could return before the All-Star break, assistant general manager David Stearns told the Houston Chronicle. However, neither pitcher is close to starting a minor-league rehab assignment, the report said.

Matt Albers still a week away from throwing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Astros pitcher Matt Albers is expected to stay in Houston while his team goes on the road this week, MLB.com reports Sunday. Albers was placed on the disabled list on April 25, but cortisone shot Tuesday, leaving him at least a week way from throwing.

Matt Albers expects to return in 3-4 weeks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Astros pitcher Matt Albers expects to return to action in three-to-four weeks after getting a cortisone shot to deal with right shoulder tendinitis, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"They just went ahead and (said let’s give) give you a couple cortisone shots and take a couple weeks off," Albers said. "I’m not exactly sure how long it’ll be after but I think it’ll be three, four weeks."

Albers won't throw for 10 days after getting the shot Tuesday.


Matt Albers has cortisone shot, will not throw for 10 days


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Astros pitcher Matt Albers will be prevented from throwing for 10 days after having a cortisone shot Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Thankfully, Albers' MRI revealed no structural damage in his injured shoulder. He has been limited to eight appearances this season, giving up one earned run in 10 innings.