Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:35:23 -0800
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with RP Al Alburquerque Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $837,500 deal.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:41:46 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque is expected to continue to see more opportunities with RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) still not ready to re-join the team.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:57:48 -0700
The Detroit Tigers will use RP Al Alburquerque as their regular setup man when all the relievers are healthy. RPs Bruce Rondon and Drew Smyly will be used in the seventh inning.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:46:44 -0700
The Detroit Tigers placed OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal Friday, June 21. The move is retroactive to June 20. In corresponding moves, the team recalled OF Avisail Garcia and RP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Toledo.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia could split time in left field with the struggling Andy Dirks. Look to add Garcia only in AL leagues. Alburquerque could see valuable late-inning work now that Jose Valverde is no longer on the roster, but it remains to be seen if Leyland will trust Alburquerque for the occasional save opp if Joaquin Benoit is unavailable. That'll likely fall to Phil Coke or Drew Smyly, though.
Thu, 16 May 2013 07:32:12 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Al Alburquerque to Triple-A Toledo and recalled RP Evan Reed.
Fantasy Tip: Alburquerque has struck out 26 in 14 1/3 innings this year, but he's issued 13 walks and has thrown six wild pitches. He'll go down to try and harness his control.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:01:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland wants to see better command out of RP Al Alburquerque, who walked three and gave up four runs last Sunday. "Some guys need to step it up," Leyland said. "We'll find out. Performances are starting to get evaluated. It's getting late."
Fantasy Tip: With Detroit's ninth-inning duties undecided, this doesn't bode well for Alburquerque's chances to throw his hat in that ring. He gets plenty of swings and misses, but he won't be trusted by Leyland in the late innings if the walks continue to pile up.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:32:51 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque fielded a ball in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALDS, and before throwing it to first for the out, he kissed the ball. Several Oakland Athletics were upset and vowing for revenge.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:51:07 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is careful not to overwork RP Al Alburquerque down the stretch. Alburquerque and RP Brayan Villarreal are not available in relief Monday, Sept. 24, after both relievers threw Sunday, Sept. 23. Alburquerque has a 0.00 ERA in his last five appearances, and he's allowed three hits and five walks while striking out 12 in 9 1/3 innings over that time. "He did terrific, there's no question about that," Leyland said. "The thing with Alburquerque is, for the rest of this season and spring training…. Let him continue to get back where he can settle in where you're not worried about him getting hurt. It doesn't mean he won't, but at least you feel more comfortable with it."
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:20:54 -0700
As part of the September call-ups allowed to every team, the Detroit Tigers have recalled INFs Danny Worth, Ryan Raburn and Don Kelly, RP Luis Marte and C Bryan Holaday. RP Al Alburquerque will arrive on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:29:44 -0700
The Detroit Tigers recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Double-A Erie Friday, Aug. 31, and designated INF Jeff Baker for assignment in a corresponding move. Garcia hit .299 with 14 home runs, 58 RBIs and 17 doubles between Erie and Single-A Lakeland this year. RP Al Alburquerque (elbow) will be recalled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo Sunday, Sept. 2.