Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:21:10 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Albers' 2017 club option was declined Thursday, Nov. 3, and the team bought him out. He will be a free agent this offseason.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:07:19 -0700
Updating previous reports, Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, July 23, after he had a non-physical confrontation with a member of the front office regarding his displeasure with having to wear a throwback uniform for the game. The matter escalated and the club decided to send him home, with P Matt Albers receiving the spot start in his place.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Sale will face any further disciplinary action for this incident or if this will increase the likelihood of the 27-year-old southpaw being dealt to a contender. Regardless of the team he is pitching for, Sale should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy format every time he takes the mound.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:08:16 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (illness) was scratched from his start Saturday, July 23, due to the flu. RP Matt Albers will make the emergency start.
Fantasy Tip: Twitter was buzzing for a bit before it was learned that it was due to an illness and not because of a trade in the works. Albers has worked an inning in each of the last two days, and he's not likely to have much in the tank. Avoid him in DFS.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:52:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox RP David Robertson is expected to return to the team Sunday, May 1. RP Nate Jones will be the primary closer with Robertson unavailable, but RPs Matt Albers and Zach Duke are possibilities, too, according to manager Robin Ventura.
Fantasy Tip: Jones is worth a flier if you're desperate for saves, but otherwise, Jones, Albers and Duke are fantasy afterthoughts in the majority of leagues. It is nice to know that Jones is next in line, though, so saves vultures could potentially hang onto him. Robertson's job is one of the most secure in the majors, though.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:08:43 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Albers is unscored upon in his last 30 innings, dating back to last season. It's the longest active streak in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Albers has a 0.91 WHIP and five K's in 7 2/3 innings. While he's not a must-own strikeout guy, his ratios should help deeper mixed leaguers.
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 01:48:46 -0800
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Albers will make $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster, according to team sources.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:47:28 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Albers (Astros) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Chicago White Sox Friday, Feb. 13.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:14:20 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Albers (Astros) and SP Barry Zito (Giants) were scouted by the Cleveland Indians during recent workouts.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:07:39 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Albers (elbow) reached 91 mph and had 12 teams in attendance at his workout Tuesday, Feb. 10. Albers's MRI exam two weeks ago proved he is healthy and ready to pitch this year. He would like to sign before the start of spring training.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:53:36 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Albers (elbow), making his way back from Tommy John surgery, will throw for teams Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Houston. According to sources, the Detroit Tigers will be one of the teams in attendance.