Mariners sign Andrew Albers in minor league deal


The Mariners have agreed to a minor-league deal with the veteran left-hander Andrew Alberthas MLBTR learned. It will be the second stint with the Mariners for Albers, a True Gravity Baseball client.

Originally picked for the tenth round by the Padres in 2008, Albers, 36, has played in splits of five major league seasons in addition to three years in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball and one in Korea Baseball Organization has spent. He appeared in five games with the Twins in 2021, logging 19 innings but catching 16 runs during that time.

By signing with the Mariners, Albers returns to the organization with which he found most success at the MLB level. The 2017 Mariners acquired Albers for cash from the Braves in August and slotted him straight into the big league pitching team. He responded with 41 innings with 3.51 ERA balls in nine appearances (six starts, three relief games) while posting a 20.8% strikeout rate and an excellent 5.6% walk rate.

All in all, Albers played 139 2/3 innings at the big league level, where he had a 4.58 ERA with a 14.9% strikeout rate, a 5.6% walk rate and a ground -Ball rate of 40.2%. He’s also logged a 3.60 ERA in parts of five Triple-A campaigns – 563 innings total.

The Mariners’ rotation, as currently constructed, has four arms fixed in places: Robbie Ray, Marco Gonzales, Chris Flexen and Logan Gilbert. perspectives Matt Brash, Levi Stoudt and George Kirby could all be in line to make their debuts this season, although Brash’s presence in the 40-man roster could give him the inside track in an off-camp slot. In addition to these prospects, the Mariners can now have both Albers and other veterans Asher Wojciechowski as depth options in Triple-A Tacoma.


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