Albers traded to Seattle Mariners; will start Tuesday

By battlefordsNOW Staff
August 14, 2017 - 9:46am Updated: August 15, 2017 - 10:15am

UPDATED:

North Battleford native Andrew Albers will start in Tuesday's Seattle Mariners game against the Baltimore Orioles.

It will be his first major league action since Sept. 23, 2016, when he pitched in relief for the Minnesota Twins, ironically, against the Mariners, his new team. His last start was Aug. 11, 2016, when he pitched six innings for the Twins, giving up three earned runs, 11 hits, and striking out five. He got a no decision, and the team lost the game 10-2.

This weekend, the left-handed pitcher was traded to the Seattle Mariners from the Atlanta Braves organization, in exchange for cash considerations.

The 31-year-old has spent the entire season thus far with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, where he has thrown the lights out with a 12-3 record and 2.61 ERA.

In his past eight starts for Gwinnett, Albers is 6-0 with a sparkling 0.98 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 55.1 innings.

Because Albers was not on the Braves 40-man major league roster, he did not need to pass through waivers to be traded. He was initially added to the AAA Tacoma Rainers roster, but was called up within days of the trade.

In his career, Albers has pitched 79 2/3 innings in the majors, 60 of which came in 2013 with Minnesota.

 

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